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Wilcox Tunnel

Photos 

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Photo taken by Eddie Douthitt in December 2008

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BH Photo #130922

Map 

Street View 

Length 

Written by Eddie Douthitt

According to the company that installed the lighting, the tunnel is 1300 foot long. I have added a link to their webpage.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Missionary Ridge on Wilcox Blvd. (FAU 3556)
Location
Hamilton County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1930
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.05143, -85.25305   (decimal degrees)
35°03'05" N, 85°15'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/659320/3880141 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chattanooga
Average daily traffic (as of 1998)
16,850
Inventory numbers
TN 33035560005 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32556 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 1999)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Categories 

Built 1930 (1,744)
Built during 1930s (11,749)
Hamilton County, Tennessee (74)
Have street view (26,950)
Open (39,886)
Owned by city (5,403)
Tennessee (1,223)
Tunnel (1,310)

Update Log 

  • March 2, 2014: New photo from Jack Schmidt
  • March 10, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added Google Street View
  • February 13, 2009: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: Added coordinates
  • December 28, 2008: Essay added by Eddie Douthitt

Sources 

  • Eddie Douthitt - dalton1861 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Holaphane - Page about the tunnel by the company that installed the lighting
  • Jack Schmidt - jjturtle [at] earthlink [dot] net