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George C. Wallace Tunnel

Photos 

Probably the best hidden tunnel in the country. Pictures of it are extremely rare.

Photo taken by Calvin Sneed in June 2010

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BH Photo #168306

Map 

Description 

Sections pre-assembled, brought to location, then sunk 40 feet below ship channel.. Sections concreted together to form seal (method similar to Bankhead Tunnel located just north of it).

Facts 

Overview
Dual four-lane tunnel under Mobile River on I-10 in Mobile
Location
Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1973
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 3,000.1 ft. (0.6 mi.)
Approximate latitude, longitude
+30.68994, -88.03536   (decimal degrees)
30°41'24" N, 88°02'07" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/400836/3395697 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Mobile
Inventory numbers
AL 10851 (Alabama bridge number)
BH 10174 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 7, 2012: New photo from David Backlin
  • July 22, 2011: New Street View added by Ben Tate
  • July 8, 2010: New photo from Nathan Morton
  • June 23, 2010: New photos from Calvin Sneed

Sources 

  • Calvin Sneed - us43137415 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Ben Tate - benji5221 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • David Backlin - us71 [at] cox [dot] net

Comments 

George C. Wallace Tunnel
Posted August 22, 2010, by Marcus Johns (jake_brake1985 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

under the wallace tunnel and the bankhead tunnel there are a seirous of abbandend subway tunnels I have cleaned parts of them they would not let us look around and would not tell us much about them could you check into it few people even know about it and i have been tryen to get info on them for years thank you