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Green River I-80 Twin Tunnels


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


BH Photo #245809

Street View 


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].


Pair of tunnels on I-80, mile 89 at Green River
Green River, Sweetwater County, Wyoming
Open to traffic
Built 1966
Interstate Highway Twin Tunnels, I-80
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)

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



Green River I-80 Twin Tunnels
Posted December 10, 2021, by Mike Kerkau (mjkerkau [at] gmail [dot] com)

Ah...Bridgehunter.com is not a government entity. You'll want to direct any asks for a drive-around route to WYDOT.

Not sure how likely it is that they'd oblige, but either way, this site has no ability to make anything like that happen.

Green River I-80 Twin Tunnels
Posted December 10, 2021, by Anne (annetpaxton [at] yahoo [dot] com)


I wish you would offer a drive-around route.

Can you please build a road for claustrophobic people so we can still travel on I-80?

I can't go through tunnels. This one is long and narrow, so especially difficult.

Do you have a drive-around route?

Thank you,



1. Can I get off at the I-80 Foothill Blvd Exit (east of the tunnel) and take Old Lincoln Highway? Follow it into town (thereby missing the tunnel), then go through town and around the tunnel?


2. Can I get off at the I-80 East Flaming Gorge Way Exit (Is there one? It looks like it...east of the tunnel), follow that road through town, then get back on I-80 by Penny's Diner and where Hwy 374 breaks off?

OR take Hwy 374 at that point, going parallel to I-80, take a right near Love's Travel Stop (Rd 59?), under I-80, and left on to I-80.

OR do I need to take Hwy 374 until it turns right and becomes Hwy 372, goes under I-80, then take a left onto I-80?

Then do the opposite when traveling east? Does it work in both directions?

Green River I-80 Twin Tunnels
Posted October 14, 2018, by Josh Cascade (joshuacascade [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Journey in “Faithfully” used these I-80 Twin Tunnels in Green River, Wyoming for their official music video.

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!