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Blue Ridge Tunnel

Photos 

General View Of Northeast End Of Tunnel

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #301164

Map 

Description 

The Blue Ridge tunnel was the longest tunnel in the United States upon completion. It is also the first tunnel in the U.S. driven without vertical shafts. / The Blue Ridge Railroad, 17 miles in length, originally connected the terminus of the Louisa Railroad near Blair Park with the town of Waynesboro.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel on Railroad
Location
Nelson County, Virginia
Status
Derelict/abandoned
History
Built 1858
Builder
- Claudius Crozet
Railroad
- Blue Ridge Railroad (BR)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.03094, -78.85416   (decimal degrees)
38°01'51" N, 78°51'15" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/688330/4211420 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Waynesboro East
Inventory number
BH 63583 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • December 17, 2014: Photo imported by Dave King
  • October 12, 2014: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER VA-2 - Blue Ridge Railroad, Blue Ridge Tunnel, U.S. Route 250 at Rockfish Gap, Afton, Nelson County, VA