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WB&T - Mt. Wood Tunnel (South)

Photo 

South Portal

View of the south portal looking across the deck truss bridge that crosses Wheeling Creek and Bow Street. GPS coordinates for the south portal are 40.080756,-80.720624.

Photo taken by Joshua Collins in March/April 2009

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BH Photo #147442

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel on the future Wheeling Heritage Trail in Wheeling
Location
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia
Status
Abandoned and collapsed near the middle. The rest of the tunnel appears to be in good condition.
Future prospects
Is said to become part of the Wheeling Heritage Trail. Center portion will need major repairs.
History
Built 1888
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- Rail-to-trail
- Wheeling Bridge & Terminal Railway (WB&T)
Design
Tunnel
Also called
Wheeling Heritage Trail - Mt. Wood Tunnel (South)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.08076, -80.72062   (decimal degrees)
40°04'51" N, 80°43'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/523819/4436757 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wheeling
Inventory number
BH 43483 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 12, 2014: Updated by Robert Elder: Edited Status Description, and made slight edit to Future Prospects.
  • June 11, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Added build date from Waymarking
  • August 9, 2012: Updated by Daniel Hopkins: Added category "Railroad"
  • October 10, 2009: Added by Joshua Collins

Sources 

  • Joshua Collins - Bigjc1979 [at] aol [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Waymarking
  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com