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CP - Evansville & Richmond Tunnel

Description 

Tunnel west of Bedford, Indiana. The tunnel is on the "Crane Naval Weapons Support Center" which greatly restricts access to it. Built as the Evansville & Richmond RR the line was bought by the Milwaukee Road and became a part of the Soo Line after Milwaukee's failure. Soo Lines was bought by Canadian Pacific, the current owner.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under under Hwy 161 on Canadian Pacific
Location
Martin County, Indiana
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1890
Dimensions
Total length: 1,106.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.81668, -86.78378   (decimal degrees)
38°49'00" N, 86°47'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
16/518770/4296456 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Indian Springs
Elevation
770 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 44749 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Categories 

19th Century (9,634)
Built 1890 (325)
Built during 1890s (3,389)
Indiana (5,235)
Martin County, Indiana (47)
Open (41,449)
Owned by railroad (14,134)
Railroad (16,997)
Total length 1000-2500 feet (2,049)

Update Log 

  • April 4, 2010: Added by Ed Hollowell

Sources 

  • Ed Hollowell - erhollowell [at] aol [dot] com