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American Railroad - Túnel de Guajataca

Photos 

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #301103

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Street View 

Description 

The American Railroad Co. of Puerto Rico began construction of the tunnel around 1904 during the expansion of the northern line towards the west of the island. The tunnel connected the towns of Quebradillas and Isabela on the Guajataca River canyon. The construction was completed with the excavation of two tunnels on each side of the canyon. They were joined by a steel viaduct 250 feet (76 m) long at an elevation of 40 metres (130 ft) above the river level.[1]

The tunnel is open to the public. The tunnel leads to "Guajataca beach" known for its white sand, raging surf, and dangerous turbulent waters.[2] [Wikipedia]

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on American Railroad
Location
Isabela, Puerto Rico
Status
Open to public
History
Built 1904
Railroad
- American Railroad Co. of Puerto Rico (ARR)
Design
Tunnel
Also called
American Railroad - Guajataca Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+18.49018, -66.96046   (decimal degrees)
18°29'25" N, 66°57'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/715342/2045634 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
130 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 63578 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2014: New Street View added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER PR-32 - American Railroad, Guajataca Tunnel, PR Route 2, KM 104.2, Mora, Isabela Municipio, PR