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Green River I-80 Twin Tunnels

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Green River I-80 Eastbound Tunnel Portal

this is the East Bound or West End of the Tunnel Portal on I-80 in Green River Wyoming.

Photo taken by Jolly Goodfellow in December 2012

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Description 

Twin Tunnels 1138 feet long [347 m] on Interstate 80 at mile marker 89 in Green River Wyoming. The clearance of the westbound tunnel is 16.92 feet [5.15 m] and the eastbound tunnel is 16.75 feet [5.11 m].

Facts 

Overview
Pair of tunnels on I-80, mile 89 at Green River
Location
Green River, Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1966
Design
Interstate Highway Twin Tunnels, I-80
Dimensions
Total length: 1,138.2 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 16.8 ft.
Also called
Green River, I-80, Twin Tunnles
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.53383, -109.46464   (decimal degrees)
41°32'02" N, 109°27'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
12/628080/4599157 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Green River
Inventory numbers
WY API (Wyoming bridge identifier)
BH 35824 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Average daily traffic (as of 2006)
6,890

Update Log 

  • August 29, 2013: Updated by Fmiser: Corrected description spelling, added metric units, added mile marker
  • December 29, 2012: New photos from Jolly Goodfellow
  • May 28, 2010: New Street View added by James Baughn

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Green River I-80 Twin Tunnels
Posted August 29, 2013, by Fmiser (fmiser [at] gmail [dot] com)

Yeah, that would be a tall tunnel. It was a concatenation of 16'11" and 16'9", the vertical clearance of the two bores.

It's corrected now - and I found a webcam of the east portal. I added a link in "Sources".

Green River I-80 Twin Tunnels
Posted August 29, 2013, by Joel Bader (joenonac [at] hotmail [dot] com)

You should check the vertical clearance. It seems that a decimal point might have been moved. When I ran the figure through a calculator, I got a clearance of more than 305 miles!