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Old Tunnel

Photo 

Photo taken by Chad Bachmeyer

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BH Photo #284691

Map 

Description 

The tunnel is home to 3 million Brazillian free-tailed bats and 3,000 Cave Myotis bats.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Alamo Ridge in Old Tunnel State Park
Location
Kendall County, Texas
Status
Closed to all public access to protect a large population of bats
History
Built 1913 for the Fredericksburg and Northern Railway; abandoned 1942; made into state park in 1991
Railroad
- Fredericksburg & Northern Railway (F&N)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 920.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.10047, -98.82077   (decimal degrees)
30°06'02" N, 98°49'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/517268/3329932 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rafter Hollow
Inventory number
BH 56084 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added photograph
  • May 31, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Noted that 3 million Brazillian free-tailed bats and 3,000 Cave Myotis bats reside in the tunnel

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