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Allegheny Mountain Tunnel

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Eastern Tunnel Entrance

Eastern Tunnel Entrance

Wikipedia, 2009

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Overview
Tunnel on Pennsylvania Turnpike/I-70/I-76
Location
Somerset County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to traffic
History
Westbound tunnel completed 1940; eastound tunnel completed 1965
Builder
- Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 6,070.0 ft. (1.1 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.96578, -78.86701   (decimal degrees)
39°57'57" N, 78°52'01" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/682169/4426137 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Baltimore
Inventory number
BH 37609 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • 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

Comments 

Allegheny Mountain Tunnel
Posted December 2, 2010, by Steve Suiter (sjsuiter [at] hotmail [dot] com)

One of my favorite vacations involves the 4 tunnels of this parkway. My two younger brothers and I with our Dad drove from Indiana to Camden New Jersey where Dad's old Battleship the USS New Jersey is now docked as a floating museum. That will always be a cherished vacation because it was the last trip Dad took before failing health took his life.

Thank you for posting the pictures on here.

Allegheny Mountain Tunnel
Posted October 24, 2010, by James Simmons

This tunnel was not built for the railroad. The original tunnel is about 80 feet to the south but was deemed unusable, an entirely new one was built.

Allegheny Mountain Tunnel
Posted September 11, 2009, by Russ (rls255 [at] hotmail [dot] com)

These turnpike tunnels were actually built for the railroads and then abandoned. Pennsylvania bought them when they were constructing their turnpike.