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Wilkes Street Tunnel

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Wilkes Street Tunnel

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BH Photo #484799

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Facts 

Overview
Tunnel
Location
Alexandria, Alexandria, Virginia
Status
Open to pedestrians and bicyclists
History
Used heavily during the Civil War, refurbished by city in 2007-08
Railroad
- Orange & Alexandria Railroad (O&A)
Design
Brick arch
Dimensions
Total length: 170.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 17.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.80000, -77.04381   (decimal degrees)
38°48'00" N, 77°02'38" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/322517/4296567 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Alexandria
Inventory number
BH 54931 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 26, 2020: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • December 16, 2012: Updated by Clark Vance: Added categories "Tunnel", "Rail-to-trail", "Civil War", "railroad", "Orange & Alexandria RR"

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Comments 

Wilkes Street Tunnel
Posted March 23, 2022, by Tony Dillon (spansaver [at] hotmail [dot] com)

I believe you are correct lol! It looks as if the length and width were mixed-up. I reversed them.

Wilkes Street Tunnel
Posted March 23, 2022, by David C (volcrano [at] gmail [dot] com)

I think the dimensions here are all mixed up. 170 Ft feels like a very wide deck width.