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Dry Fork Tunnel Number 3

Photos 

View from the north

Photo taken by Timothy and Joann Phillips in August 2018

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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Description 

Many of the bridges in this area may have been timber trestles and the tunnels bare blasted rock when first built in the 1880's when the coal mines were first exploited. The 1913 date reflects when this tunnel was reinforced. The tapered entrance of the portal was built to accommodate ventilation fans when needed.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Norfolk Southern Railroad (formerly Norfolk and Western)
Location
Tazewell County, Virginia
Status
Open to traffic
History
An important part of the Dry Fork Branch
Railroads
- Norfolk & Western Railway (N&W)
- Norfolk Southern Railway (NS)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 4,688.0 ft. (0.9 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.15686, -81.68718   (decimal degrees)
37°09'25" N, 81°41'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/438982/4112494 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 82493 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 10, 2018: Added by Timothy and Joann Phillips

Sources 

  • Timothy and Joann Phillips