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SOU - Fishtrap Tunnel

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Description 

Tunnel built on old alignment of SOU Rwy in early 20th century. Due to frequent flooding in the tunnel, the line was slightly rerouted to bypass it. The tunnel remains today, flooded and abandoned.

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel on SOU Rwy
Location
Jefferson County, Alabama
Status
Abandoned
History
Built in 1880s, bypassed in early 20th century
Railroad
- Southern Railway (SOU)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+33.64705, -86.94388   (decimal degrees)
33°38'49" N, 86°56'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/505203/3723024 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Brookside
Inventory number
BH 64612 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

Abandoned (3,390)
Alabama (925)
Jefferson County, Alabama (130)
Railroad (14,517)
Southern Railway (276)
Tunnel (1,118)

Update Log 

  • December 12, 2014: Added by Zachary S

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