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CNW - Tunnel City Tunnel

Map 

Description 

This tunnel collapsed after several days of hard rain saturated the sandstone bluff the tunnel was bored through.

The portals are bricked up.

Facts 

Overview
Collapsed Tunnel on Railroad
Location
Tunnel City, Monroe County, Wisconsin
Status
Collapsed.
History
Built 1911; Collapsed 1972; Bricked up 1975
Railroad
- Chicago & North Western Railway (CNW)
Design
Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.00789, -90.57390   (decimal degrees)
44°00'28" N, 90°34'26" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/694487/4875611 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Tunnel City
Inventory number
BH 54907 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • May 12, 2013: Updated by Steve Conro: Adjusted GPS
  • December 14, 2012: Added by Luke Harden

Sources 

Comments 

CNW - Tunnel City Tunnel
Posted February 16, 2018, by Anonymous

You've gotten the bricked-up CNW tunnel confused with the still in use MILW tunnel: https://bridgehunter.com/wi/monroe/bh54347/

CNW - Tunnel City Tunnel
Posted February 16, 2018, by Doug (douglas [dot] venenga [at] att [dot] net)

cp Railway is currently looking at putting in a cellular repeater in the tunnel. I don't know of any collapse or that it was ever bricked but it is in use.

CNW - Tunnel City Tunnel
Posted January 2, 2018, by John Marvig (marvigj27 [at] gmail [dot] com)

I've heard rumors that this tunnel is currently being daylighted as part of a frac sand operation. Can anyone confirm this?