CSX - Sandy Ridge Tunnel
South Portal - 7, 854 feet to the other end
Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in October 2010
BH Photo #187375
Longest railroad tunnel in Virginia,
2nd longest railroad tunnel in the South,
10th longest railroad tunnel in the U.S.
- Tunnel under Sandy Ridge (Tennessee Valley Divide) on CSX Railroad (formerly Clinchfield Railroad)
- Dickenson County, Virginia
- Tunnel is open to rail traffic, vented in two locations on Sandy Ridge
- Built 1914 as part of the Elkhorn Extension, the last 35 miles of the railroad built between Elkhorn City, Kentucky and Spartanburg, South Carolina
- - CSX Railroad (CSX)
- Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad (CCO; Clinchfield)
- 2 concrete portals at north and south entrances, timber-lined initially in 1914, cconcrete-lined in 1916.
Total length: 7,854.0 ft. (1.5 mi.)
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 22.0 ft.
- Also called
- Clinchfield - Sandy Ridge Tunnel
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +36.99954, -82.30025 (decimal degrees)
36°59'58" N, 82°18'01" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 17/384305/4095610 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Saint Paul
- 1844 ft. above sea level
- Inventory number
- BH 47031 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- November 18, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed
- November 17, 2010: Added by Calvin Sneed
- Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com