3 votes

Bonner Springs Tunnel 1


Discovered in 1996 or 1997 this unmortared, fitted stone tunnel starts near the railroad tracks, passes by the H.C. Davis Company on K-32, and ends in a 10 x 12 rectangular room near the Heartland Auto Plaza.

Information about both tunnels here: https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kdBeAAAAIBAJ&sjid=z-gF...


Abandoned tunnel, possible storm sewer
Bonner Springs, Wyandotte County, Kansas
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.05802, -94.87841   (decimal degrees)
39°03'29" N, 94°52'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/337471/4324894 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Bonner Springs
Land survey
T. 11 S., R. 23 E., Sec. 29 & Sec. 32
Inventory number
BH 49101 (Bridgehunter.com ID)


Abandoned (3,944)
Bonner Springs, Kansas (5)
Kansas (3,273)
Mystery (91)
Tunnel (1,361)
Wyandotte County, Kansas (52)

Update Log 

  • November 12, 2015: Updated by Clark Vance: Location and description added
  • July 14, 2011: Added by Robert Elder


  • Robert Elder - robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com


Bonner Springs Tunnel
Posted July 14, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Note: Location is approximate - I just put the balloon on Bonner Springs in general as I do not know the exact location of the tunnel.

Bonner Springs Tunnel
Posted July 14, 2011, by Robert Elder (robertelder1 [at] gmail [dot] com)

Apparently, a tunnel was discovered in 2002 under the city of Bonner Springs, Kansas. Images and story: http://www.kmbc.com/news/1550772/detail.html

Immediately, rumors began circulating that it could be an Underground Railroad site. These rumors always flare up when something old is discovered in eastern Kansas. It is a really neat looking tunnel - definitely very old - but probably built after the Civil War era.