CSX - Sensabaugh Tunnel
North portal approach
Curve begins 58 feet before this northside tunnel portal, and skew continues all the way through and past southside portal.
Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in October 2009
BH Photo #148123
Sensabaugh Railroad Tunnel does not share the folklore that the Sensabaugh Hollow Road Tunnel, 300 feet north of the north portal shares. The road tunnel is merely an underpass, whereas the railroad bore is the true, original tunnel. Railroad tunnel is skewed 20 degrees.
- CSX (Clinchfield) railroad tunnel in a skewed curve under Sensabaugh Ridge approximately 2,000 feet south of Click Tunnel and 2,500 feet north of North Holston River Bridge -- not to be confused with the Sensabaugh Hollow Road Tunnel 348 feet north
- Hawkins County, Tennessee
- Open to traffic
- Bored in 1908, rehabilitated and widened in 1913
- - CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad (CCO; Clinchfield)
- South & Western Railway (S&W)
- Out-to-out portals, all concrete-lined. 30-degree skewed curve.
Total length: 348.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 22.0 ft.
- Skew angle
- 20 degrees
- Also called
- Sensabaugh Ridge Tunnel
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +36.57715, -82.62479 (decimal degrees)
36°34'38" N, 82°37'29" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/354630/4049194 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- 1296 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 43546 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 9, 2013: Updated by Calvin Sneed: Made distinction between railroad tunnel and road tunnel in same area
- August 26, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
- October 25, 2009: Added by Calvin Sneed
- Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com