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Wheeling Heritage Trail - Hempfield Tunnel

Photos 

View Of Tunnel Entrance (East) From The East

Photo taken by William E. Barrett for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #285200

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Wheeling Heritage Trail
Location
Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians only
History
Built 1857, Rebuilt 1904-5; Abandoned 1980s
Builder
- J.B. Dickson (1904 Rebuild Engineer)
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (B&O; BO)
- Rail-to-trail
Design
Tunnel
Also called
Wheeling Heritage Trail - Tunnel Green
Wheeling Heritage Trail - Tunnel No1
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.07354, -80.71009   (decimal degrees)
40°04'25" N, 80°42'36" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/524720/4435959 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wheeling
Inventory number
BH 57836 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 11, 2014: Updated by Luke Harden: Merged HAER photographs
  • September 2, 2013: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "Rail-to-trail"

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • HAER WV-80 - Hempfield Viaduct & Tunnel No. 1, Spanning Wheeling Creek at B&O Railroad tracks near I-70, Wheeling, Ohio County, WV