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PRR - Piney Fork Tunnel

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Description 

One of several area tunnels associated with the "Green Man". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Robinson_(Green_Man)

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Allegheny Valley Railroad Co. on abandoned PRR Peters Creek Branch
Location
South Park Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Status
Intact but closed to all traffic
Future prospects
May become part of a trail.
History
Built 1924, abandoned 1962
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 175.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 20.0 ft.
Also called
PRR - Green Man Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.27254, -79.96883   (decimal degrees)
40°16'21" N, 79°58'08" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/587670/4458517 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Glassport
Inventory number
BH 63411 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 8, 2014: New Street View added by Clark Vance

Sources 

  • Clark Vance - cvance [at] dogmail [dot] com
  • Pghbridges.com - Pictures and information

Comments 

PRR - Piney Fork Tunnel
Posted July 20, 2017, by David Cranor (volcrano [at] gmail [dot] com)

The tunnel is currently used to store road salt, and is unlikely to become part of the parallel Montour Trail. That trail uses the adjacent road tunnel, colloquially called Corvette Tunnel.