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BO - Barton Tunnel

Photo 

Barton Tunnel

Looking across the missing bridge over Wheeling Creek to the north portal of the tunnel.

Photo taken by David Case in May 2020

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BH Photo #485692

Description 

Tunnel under hill on former Cleveland, Lorain, and Wheeling Railway.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Cleveland, Lorain, And Wheeling Railway
Location
Belmont County, Ohio
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Railroads
- Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (BO)
- Cleveland, Lorain & Wheeling Railway (CLW)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 475.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.09684, -80.84301   (decimal degrees)
40°05'49" N, 80°50'35" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/513381/4438517 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 91226 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • November 17, 2020: Added by David Case

Sources 

  • David Case

Comments 

BO - Barton Tunnel
Posted March 9, 2022, by Chuck Miller (ckmill51 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM [dot] com)

Remember walking this tunnel as a kid.. stopped today and was trying to figure out were the rail bed went at this end of the tunnel. I see the remnants of the old bridge but was wondering if the tracks crossed the road or ran up on the creek side to Barton... I can't recall Just curious

Barton Tunnel
Posted November 17, 2020, by David Case

County Road 10 (Blaine-Barton Rd.) crosses this tunnel directly on top of the south portal of this tunnel, however, it is a straight drop on all sides down to the old rail bed, making it very difficult to get a photo of the south portal.