Rating:
13 votes

Bachman Tunnels

Photos 

Bachman Tubes, West Approach Headed Eastbound

Chattanooga's third oldest tunnels, built specifically to handle tourist traffic on US 41-76.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in May 2008

Enlarge

BH Photo #116421

Map 

Street View 

Video 

Eastbound Bachman Tunnel, Chattanooga, TN

Going east through the Bachman Tunnel

Video posted by Eddie Douthitt

Play video on YouTube

Facts 

Overview
Tunnels under Missonary Ridge on U.S. 41 and U.S. 76 (State Highway 8)
Location
Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929
Design
Two single-lane tubes drilled using the I-beam method.
Dimensions
Total length: 1,034.8 ft.
Also called
Bachman Tubes
Approximate latitude, longitude
+35.00915, -85.26937   (decimal degrees)
35°00'33" N, 85°16'10" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/657913/3875426 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Chattanooga
Inventory numbers
TN 33SR0080006 (Tennessee bridge number)
BH 32540 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
18,200

Update Log 

  • April 8, 2015: Photo imported by Dave King
  • May 2, 2010: Updated by Eddie Douthitt: New video from Eddie Douthitt
  • July 4, 2008: Updated by Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Eddie Douthitt - eddied1962 [at] charter [dot] net