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Union Canal Tunnel

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Union Canal Tunnel LebCo PA 2

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Description 

Oldest existing transportation tunnel in United States.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Tunnel Hill; Tunnel Hill Road on Union Canal
Location
Lebanon, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania
Status
Stable. Repairs were made to portals in 2000 & 2002
Future prospects
Canal boat rides through the tunnel suspended pending boat repairs. Owned by Lebanon County Historical Society.
History
Completed 1827; canal closed 1880's; purchased by LCHS in 1950.
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 729.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 1, 1974
Also called
Union Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.34969, -76.46135   (decimal degrees)
40°20'59" N, 76°27'41" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/375896/4467595 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory numbers
NRHP 74001792 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
BH 62266 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • April 6, 2015: Photos imported by Dave King
  • August 4, 2014: Added by Chester Gehman

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