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Sharps Tunnel (Greenbrier River Trail)

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Sharps Tunnel

This is a view of Sharps Tunnel along the Greenbrier River Trail in West Virginia.

Photo taken by Sherman Cahal

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BH Photo #541201

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel along Greenbrier River Trail
Location
Pocahontas County, West Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians/cyclists/horseback and authorized landowners
History
Opened by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway on December 25, 1900, and closed to rail traffic on December 29, 1978. It reopened as the Greenbrier River Trail in 1994.
Railroad
- Chesapeake & Ohio Railway (C&O; CO)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 511.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.28412, -80.00394   (decimal degrees)
38°17'03" N, 80°00'14" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/587114/4237808 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Edray
Inventory number
BH 56804 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 22, 2022: New photos from Sherman Cahal
  • June 27, 2013: Added by Robert Elder

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Comments 

Sharp's Tunnel
Posted June 29, 2014, by David Yates (david_y [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

The 500 ft Sharp's Tunnel is one of the two tunnels on the Greenbrier River Trail