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Penns Creek Path - Poe Paddy Tunnel

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Poe Paddy Tunnel

Shown post-rehabilitation with special bat entrances

Pa. Department of Conservation &Natural Resources

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BH Photo #356430

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under West Paddy Mountain on State Park hiking trail (former Pennsylvania RR)
Location
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, and Centre County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians only
Future prospects
Closed for repairs and renovation 2013, reopened late 2015
History
Built 1877 by LC&SC, company succeeded by Lewisburg & Tyrone 1879, leased to PRR. PRR successor Penn Central abandoned portion of line with tunnels May 1970.
Builder
- Lewisburg, Centre & Spruce Creek RR
Railroads
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 266.0 ft.
Also called
PC - Poe Paddy Tunnel
Mid State Trail - Poe Paddy Tunnel
PRR - Poe Paddy Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.83509, -77.40699   (decimal degrees)
40°50'06" N, 77°24'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/297055/4523238 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Coburn
Elevation
950 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 72624 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 16, 2020: Updated by Alexander D. Mitchell IV: Updated history
  • September 21, 2016: New photos from Alexander D. Mitchell IV
  • June 26, 2016: Added by Alexander D. Mitchell IV

Sources 

  • Alexander D. Mitchell IV