Clinchfield Holston Tunnel
Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in December 2011
Of all the tunnels on the original 277-mile route of the Clinchfield Railroad, this tunnel is the shortest, at 154 feet. The unlined south portal immediately opens up to a deck truss trestle that is built right up to the tunnel entrance. The bridge is the only crossing of the Holston River, South Fork.
- Tunnel under Holston Ridge on CSX (formerly Clinchfield) Railroad
- Kingsport, Sullivan County, Tennessee
- Open to traffic
- Future prospects
- Rehabilitated 1927
- Built as part of the O & W's Speers Ferry, VA to Johnson City, TN segment, tunnel rehabilitated 1927
- 42 feet of concrete lined tunnel, 112 feet of unlined, rocked tunnel
Total length: 154.0 ft.
Deck width: 13.7 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +36.51651, -82.52836 (decimal degrees)
36°30'59" N, 82°31'42" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/363152/4042325 (zone/easting/northing)
- 1272 ft. above sea level
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory number
- BH 50655 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- December 20, 2011: Added by Calvin Sneed
- Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com