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Blackhand Gorge Trail - Blackhand Tunnel

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Photo taken by Bryan Scott Walker

License: Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike (CC BY-SA)

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Facts 

Overview
Tunnel on Former Interurban railway line
Location
Licking County, Ohio
Status
Closed
History
Blasted 1890; Abandoned ca. 1929; Used as a road afterwards, Converted to trail ??
Railroads
- Columbus, Newark & Zanesville Traction Co. (CN&Z)
- Interurban
- Ohio Electric Railway (OE)
Design
Tunnel
Also called
Ohio Electric - Blackhand Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.05401, -82.22787   (decimal degrees)
40°03'14" N, 82°13'40" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/395270/4434473 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Toboso
Inventory number
BH 65568 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 10, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • March 28, 2021: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • January 25, 2018: New Street View added by Luke
  • April 4, 2015: New photo from Luke
  • January 18, 2015: Added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Flickr - Image
  • Geoff Hubbs

Comments 

Blackhand Gorge Trail - Blackhand Tunnel
Posted March 14, 2022, by Brandon Cooper

Yes it was. It was originally built for the Interurban line. I believe I may have tripped inside that particular tunnel or one like it when I was on a field trip in elementary school.

Blackhand Gorge Trail - Blackhand Tunnel
Posted March 14, 2022, by Robert Kiebel (kiebel [at] embarqmail [dot] com)

Was this tunnel made for a railroad tunnel?

Blackhand Gorge Trail - Blackhand Tunnel
Posted June 8, 2016, by r. burkholder

tunnel is private property