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PW - Laurel Hill Tunnel

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PW - Laurel Hill Tunnel

west portal in 2018

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License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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BH Photo #455723

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Description 

This tunnel was part of a line relocation project completed in January of 1876. The covered bridge and swing bridge slightly downstream were abandoned and a new line was constructed through the tunnel and across a new iron bridge across the Shetucket River upstream.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Laurel Hill/CT 2 on Providence & Worcester Railroad in Norwich
Location
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1875 by the Norwich & Worcester Railroad
Railroads
- New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad (NH)
- Norwich & Worcester Railroad
- Providence & Worcester Railroad (PW)
Design
Stone Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.52321, -72.07571   (decimal degrees)
41°31'24" N, 72°04'33" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/743995/4600970 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Norwich
Inventory number
BH 65267 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 22, 2020: Updated by Chester Gehman: Added description
  • September 4, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 4, 2015: New Street View added by Ian Martin

Sources 

  • Ian Martin
  • Tyler City Station - "Norwich/N3" section has a present-day photo
  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Chester Gehman - gehmanc2000 [at] yahoo [dot] com