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Bow Ridge Canal Tunnel

Photos 

Close-up from vintage photo

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BH Photo #254746

Map 

Description 

The third tunnel to be dug in America.

Facts 

Overview
Lost tunnel on former Pennsylvania Main Line Canal
Location
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Status
No longer exists
History
Built 1828
Builder
- Alonzo Livermore (Engineer)
Design
Stone tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 817.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.46232, -79.36487   (decimal degrees)
40°27'44" N, 79°21'54" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/638631/4480356 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blairsville
Elevation
870 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 56371 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 27, 2013: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

Sources 

  • Jacob P. Bernard