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LN - Tumlin Gap Tunnel

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Description 

Abandoned tunnel on L&N route; construction finished in 1903. When the line was abandoned, a rails-to-trails grant was put forward, but local landowners contested this in court; sadly the landowners prevailed, and they blocked off much of the tunnel and destroyed a large wooden trestle to prevent people from visiting this historic route.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel
Location
Etowah County, Alabama
Status
Abandoned
History
Built c.1903, abandoned a few decades ago
Railroad
- Louisville & Nashville Railroad (LN)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 1,920.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+34.01158, -86.26109   (decimal degrees)
34°00'42" N, 86°15'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/568228/3763685 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Altoona
Inventory number
BH 60707 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 18, 2014: Added by Zachary S

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