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PRR - Bow Ridge Tunnel

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Photo taken in August 2009

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Description 

Part of the extensive Pennsylvania Railroad system, the Bow Ridge Tunnel was constructed when the railroad realigned its rail tracks in this vicinity.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Abandoned tunnel on former Pennsylvania Railroad
Location
Indiana County, Pennsylvania
Status
Abandoned
History
Built 1907
Builders
- A.C. Shand (Engineer)
- McMenamin & Sons (Contractor)
Railroad
- Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR)
Design
Stone tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 630.0 ft.
Deck width: 42.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 30.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.46107, -79.36972   (decimal degrees)
40°27'40" N, 79°22'11" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/638222/4480210 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Blairsville
Inventory number
BH 56375 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2014: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • May 27, 2013: Added by Jacob P. Bernard

Sources 

  • Jacob P. Bernard
  • HAER PA-269 - Pennsylvania Railroad, Bow Ridge Tunnel, Through Bow Ridge, 0.3 mile South of Conemaugh Dam, New Alexandria, Westmoreland County, PA