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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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BH Photo #245809

Street View 

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)

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

Sources 

Comments 

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)

Hello!

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,

Anne

Wait!

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?

OR

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!