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Lehigh Tunnel

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Overview
Tunnel under Blue Mountain on I-476 (Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension)
Location
Carbon County, Pennsylvania, and Lehigh County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Northbound tunnel built 1957; southbound tunnel built 1991
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 4,380.0 ft. (0.8 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.77945, -75.65280   (decimal degrees)
40°46'46" N, 75°39'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/444915/4514479 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lehighton
Inventory number
BH 79182 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 30, 2017: Added by James Baughn

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Lehigh Tunnel
Posted October 31, 2017, by george oakley (georgeoakley49 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I remember travelling through this tunnel when it was one lane each way in the original tunnel.Sure was hell with accidents and break downs.Now thank god there's better ventilation and two lanes north and south bound.Also in the wintertime when it would be sunny on the south side of the tunnel there would be a snowstorm on the north side.Weird but true.