CNTP - Tunnel 14
South end of Tunnel 14.
Photo taken by Butch Adkins in March 2008
BH Photo #247224
Originally was the 14th tunnel on the CNO&TP grade, however, when the railroad took it out of service in favor of a re-aligning the railroad, the blasted out the floor and routed the nearby creek through it to prevent having to build two new bridges.
- Tunnel on Abandoned Railroad/Creek
- Scott County, Tennessee
- Intact but closed to all traffic
- Bored in solid limestone in 1877. Taken out of service sometime in the 1930's. Tunnel floor was lowered and the creek re-routed through it to prevent the rail re-alignment from having to have two new bridges.
- - City of Cincinnati, Ohio
- - Cincinnati Southern Railway (CNTP)
- Cincinnati, New Orleans, & Texas Pacific Railway (CNO&TP; CNTP)
- Tunnel bored through solid limestone.
Total length: 893.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 37.0 ft.
- Also called
- Cincinnati Southern Tunnel 14
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +36.40821, -84.54576 (decimal degrees)
36°24'30" N, 84°32'45" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/720069/4032024 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Oneida South
- Inventory number
- BH 55287 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- January 23, 2013: Added by Alex Wood