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CNTP - Tunnel 14

Photos 

South end of Tunnel 14.

Photo taken by Butch Adkins in March 2008

BH Photo #247224

Map 

Description 

Originally was the 14th tunnel on the CNO&TP grade, however, when the railroad took it out of service in favor of a re-aligning the railroad, the blasted out the floor and routed the nearby creek through it to prevent having to build two new bridges.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Abandoned Railroad/Creek
Location
Scott County, Tennessee
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
History
Bored in solid limestone in 1877. Taken out of service sometime in the 1930's. Tunnel floor was lowered and the creek re-routed through it to prevent the rail re-alignment from having to have two new bridges.
Builder
- City of Cincinnati, Ohio
Railroads
- Cincinnati Southern Railway (CNTP)
- Cincinnati, New Orleans, & Texas Pacific Railway (CNO&TP; CNTP)
Design
Tunnel bored through solid limestone.
Dimensions
Total length: 893.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 37.0 ft.
Also called
Cincinnati Southern Tunnel 14
CS 14
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.40821, -84.54576   (decimal degrees)
36°24'30" N, 84°32'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/720069/4032024 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Oneida South
Inventory number
BH 55287 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 23, 2013: Added by Alex Wood

Sources 

  • Alex Wood