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Sideling Hill Tunnel

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Sideling Hill

Eastern Portal, Summer 2009

Photo taken by jgera5 Summer 2009 (From Wikipedia Article)

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BH Photo #177604

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Abandoned alignment of Pennsylvania Turnpike
Location
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 c. 1885 by South Penn. RR; completed 1940 by Penna. Tpk. Comm; bypassed and abandoned 1968
Builder
- Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Railroad
- South Pennsylvania Railroad
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 6,782.0 ft. (1.3 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.04956, -78.14090   (decimal degrees)
40°02'58" N, 78°08'27" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/743892/4437174 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wells Tannery
Inventory number
BH 37607 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 31, 2018: New photos from Jodi Christman
  • October 15, 2014: New photos from Patrick S. O'Donnell
  • August 2, 2011: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Updated status of prospects
  • September 15, 2010: New photo from Daniel Hopkins
  • October 13, 2008: Added by Rick Mattioni

Sources 

  • Rick Mattioni
  • Daniel Hopkins - chimera [at] clovermail [dot] net
  • Wikipedia
  • Patrick S. O'Donnell - 1 [dot] 991km [at] comcast [dot] net
  • Jodi Christman - masterofchaos [at] outlook [dot] com

Comments 

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

Recent pics of the Sideling Hill Tunnel in April 2012

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

Attached are some random photos of the Sideling Hill Tunnel. Feel free to reference additional photos at my site as you see fit:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30492927@N05/sets/7215762231429...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30492927@N05/sets/7215762195497...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/30492927@N05/sets/7215762197347...