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Rays Hill Tunnel

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Rays Hill Tunnel 1981

Western portal of the Rays Hill Tunnel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, taken in 1981.

From Wikipedia Article

BH Photo #177601

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on abandoned alignment of Pennsylvania Turnpike
Location
Bedford County, Pennsylvania, and Fulton County, Pennsylvania
Status
Unofficially open to hikers and bicyclists
Future prospects
Currently being fought for by the local Road & Rail-to-Trail conservatory groups to turn the old turnpike into an OFFICIAL bike path and hiker paradise by working to install lights in the tunnel.
History
Begun ca. 1885 by South Penn. RR; completed 1940 by Penn. Tpk. Comm.; bypassed and abandoned in 1968.
Builder
- Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Railroad
- South Pennsylvania Railroad
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 3,532.0 ft. (0.7 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.01621, -78.20952   (decimal degrees)
40°00'58" N, 78°12'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/738154/4433286 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wells Tannery
Elevation
1427 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 37608 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • December 16, 2011: Photo imported by Jodi Christman
  • August 2, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated prospects
  • September 15, 2010: New photos from Daniel Hopkins
  • October 13, 2008: Added by Rick Mattioni

Sources 

  • Rick Mattioni
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Wikipedia

Comments 

Rays Hill Tunnel
Posted May 3, 2012, by david yates (david_y [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

Some updated photos of Rays Hill Tunnel from April 2012

Rays Hill Tunnel
Posted October 7, 2009, by Scott Jones (agentsmj [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I have a few photos of this tunnel if you would like to use them.

Feel free to browse any additional photos of this location, including the hi-res photos, from this link on my page.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30492927@N05/sets/7215762234833...