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North Bend Rail Trail - Tunnel #23

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Facts 

Overview
Lost Tunnel for the Parkersburg Branch of the North Bend Rail Trail. Cut is located on North Bend Rail Trail.
Location
Wood County, West Virginia
Status
Daylighed and replaced by a cut
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 287.0 ft.
Also called
Farrell's Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.18372, -81.44122   (decimal degrees)
39°11'01" N, 81°26'28" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/461893/4337257 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Kanawha
Inventory number
BH 60811 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 15, 2016: Updated by Robert Elder: Added year lost per forum comment.
  • April 30, 2014: Updated by Robert Elder: Added category "North Bend Rail Trail"

Sources 

  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • WVNC Rails - Outstanding website that discusses railroads in West Virginia and North Carolina.

Comments 

North Bend Rail Trail - Tunnel #23
Posted April 15, 2016, by Dan Robie (drobie [at] carolina [dot] rr [dot] com)

This tunnel is lost deeper in time as compared to the other Parkersburg Branch tunnels that were either daylighted or bypassed with a cut in the tunnel project of 1963. B&O daylighted Tunnel#23 in 1943 because of frequent problems with backwater flooding from Walker Creek/ Little Kanawha River.