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Sandy Creek Trail - Sandy Creek Tunnel

Photo 

Mays Tunnel

West Portal

Photo taken by Bob McMullen 8/28/2009

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BH Photo #267530

Map 

Description 

This is actually two tunnels. The original was built in the early 1900s. When the tunnel & RR right-of-way was purchased for converstion into a rail-trail, the tunnel was determined to be unsafe. To fix this, a smaller tunnel was created inside the original tube, with the space between filled with concrete and recycled rubber tires.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Sandy Creek Trail
Location
Venango County, Pennsylvania
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built originally as part of the Franklin & Clearfield Railroad
Railroads
- Franklin & Clearfield Railroad (F&C)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 967.0 ft.
Also called
Sandy Creek Trail - Mays Mills Tunnel
Sandy Creek Trail - Deep Valley Tunnel
Tunnel No. 1
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.32207, -79.73944   (decimal degrees)
41°19'19" N, 79°44'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/605498/4575277 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Cranberry
Inventory number
BH 58236 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 23, 2020: Updated by Geoff Hubbs: Added built date and length
  • October 1, 2013: Updated by Luke Harden: Added categories "Rail-to-trail", "Railroad", "Franklin & Clearfield Railroad"
  • October 1, 2013: Added by Michael Miller

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