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Corliss Street Tunnel

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Corliss Street Tunnel

Distant approach elevation

Photo taken by Angela Wicklund at Wikimedia Commons

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #470370

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Description 

Short tunnel underneath Norfolk Southern Railroad tracks in West Pittsburgh. Previously used by buses only but now restored for light vehicular traffic.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Norfolk Southern Railroad on Corliss Street
Location
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
Future prospects
Preserved as a designated historic landmark
History
Built 1912; Designated as historic landmark 2002
Railroads
- Conrail (CR)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Tunnel with stone arch portal
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 320.0 ft.
Total length: 420.0 ft.
Deck width: 35.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002
Also called
Corliss Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.45238, -80.04039   (decimal degrees)
40°27'09" N, 80°02'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/581369/4478411 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 89034 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 13, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • April 17, 2020: New photos from Nick Boppel

Sources 

  • Nick Boppel - nickboppel01 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Geoff Hubbs