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Auburn Tunnel

Photo 

Published prior to 1923

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BH Photo #366144

Map 

Description 

First transportation tunnel built in the US.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel on Schuylkill Canal
Location
Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Status
Derelict/abandoned/open cut
History
Built 1821; daylighted 1857
Builder
- Job, Samson & Solomon Fudge
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 450.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 22.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.61302, -76.11113   (decimal degrees)
40°36'47" N, 76°06'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/406007/4496393 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 73913 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 27, 2016: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com