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Cumberland Gap Tunnel

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Photo taken in October 2010 by Calvin Sneed

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BH Photo #180336

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Description 

Tunnel crosses border between Tennessee and Kentucky, 1,000 feet southwest of the Virginia Border. 1,000 feet of tunnel is in Tennessee, the remaining 3,600 feet is in Kentucky.

Facts 

Overview
Twin-bore tunnel under Cumberland Mountain on US 25-E at Cumberland Gap
Location
Cumberland Gap, Claiborne County, Tennessee, and Bell County, Kentucky
Status
Open to four lanes of traffic
History
Constructed started 1991; opened to traffic Oct. 18, 1996
Builders
- Federal Highway Administration
- Vaughn & Melton of Middlesboro, Kentucky (Project management)
Dimensions
Total length: 4,600.0 ft. (0.9 mi.)
Also called
U.S. 25-E Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.59795, -83.67607   (decimal degrees)
36°35'53" N, 83°40'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/260620/4053607 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Middlesboro South
Inventory number
BH 46402 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 3, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Wikipedia

Comments 

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

Have had the pleasure of driving through this tunnel on one of my travels. Went to Bristol TN to meet a lady I met online, and decided driving home to take the Cumberland Cap Parkway of which this tunnel is part of. Very beautiful area.