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Bethany Turnpike North Tunnel

Photo 

Public Domain: Published Prior to 1923

BH Photo #505449

Map 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Tunnel under Rock on Bethany Turnpike
Location
Brooke County, West Virginia
Status
Daylighted
History
Bored 1831; Daylit 1957
Builder
- Richard Waugh
Railroads
- Interurban
- Wellsburg, Bethany, & Washington Railroad (WB&W)
Design
Tunnel
Also called
Waugh's North Tunnel
WB&W - North Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.23947, -80.59793   (decimal degrees)
40°14'22" N, 80°35'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
17/534200/4454414 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 94150 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • August 30, 2021: New photo from Luke

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Bethany Turnpike Tunnels Historical Marker - First highway tunnels constructed west of Alleghenies. They were built in 1831 by Richard Waugh at personal expense to ease transportation to his flour mills. (A historical marker located near Wellsburg in Brooke County, West Virginia.)