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Harvey Tunnel


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Photo taken by James Baughn in February 2015


BH Photo #316761

Street View 


Tunnel underneath Harvey Canal on Old Business US 90 in New Orleans
New Orleans, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Open to four lanes of traffic with pedestrian access
Built 1957
- Palmer & Baker, Inc. (Consulting Engineers)
- R.P. Farnsworth & Co. of New Orleans, Louisiana (Contractor)
Total length: 1,079.7 ft.
Deck width: 43.9 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+29.89667, -90.07833   (decimal degrees)
29°53'48" N, 90°04'42" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/782141/3310922 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
New Orleans East
Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
Inventory number
BH 19033 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of December 2009)
Overall condition: Fair
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 72.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • August 5, 2019: Updated by Luke: Added builder and tunnel type.
  • April 7, 2017: New Street View added by Cliff Darby
  • February 21, 2015: New photos from James Baughn


  • Luke
  • Cliff Darby - cliffsta1987 [at] gmail [dot] com


Harvey Tunnel
Posted July 11, 2009, by Johnny (johnjohn [at] hotmail [dot] com)

For your information, The Harvey Tunnel is featured in the French film, "Le Déclic", filmed in the Fall of 1984.

Harvey Tunnel
Posted June 13, 2009, by Winston (weno [at] charter [dot] net)

Anybody know what day in 1957 the tunnel was dedicated? Me and some of my friends rode our bycycles trough the tunnel on that day.

Harvey Tunnel
Posted June 15, 2008, by Zee Loftus (zeedillon [at] yahoo [dot] com)

Two questions actually: 1.) How did someone build a tunnel in an area that is below sealevel?? 2.) Did the tunnel have any damage due to Katrina?? Thank you for your time to answer these questions.

Harvey Tunnel
Posted April 1, 2008, by Donna (donnabreaux2007 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

How much of the tunnel is underwater and how much is underland.

Thank you