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Valles Mines Tunnel

Photos 

North Portal

Photo taken by Nathan Morton in February 2007

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BH Photo #127442

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Mississippi River and Bonne Terre Railway (later Missouri & Illinois then Mo Pac)
Location
St. Francois County, Missouri, and Jefferson County, Missouri
Status
Abandoned
History
Built in 1886 by the St. Joe Lead Compnay as a small gauge railroad. Later standardized when the Missouri and Illinois Railroad took over in 1914.
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 240.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.01893, -90.51807   (decimal degrees)
38°01'08" N, 90°31'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/717867/4210823 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Vineland
Elevation
900 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 38059 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • April 17, 2009: Updated by Curtis Lee: added coordinates and elevation
  • November 11, 2008: Added by Nathan Morton

Sources 

  • Nathan Morton - morton890 [at] yahoo [dot] com
  • Curtis Lee - clee47ford [at] yahoo [dot] com

Comments 

Valles Mines Tunnel
Posted March 21, 2009, by Jake (jj272 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

The rail line was standard guage from the early 1900s to the present.

Valles Mines Tunnel
Posted February 22, 2009, by Jacob (jj2732 [at] sbcglobal [dot] net)

that last photo is that bridge a stone bridge if not then where out there is it?

Valles Mines Tunnel
Posted January 4, 2009, by Jake (jj2732 [at] sbcglonal [dot] net)

Actualy Missouri-Illinios took over in 1927 It was Mississippi river &Bonne Terre until then