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Staple Bend Tunnel
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gramp larry
N 40° 21.476 W 078° 51.325
17T E 682108 N 4469693
Quick Description: Staple Bend Tunnel the first railroad tunnel.
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2008 6:05:35 PM
Waymark Code: WM30JQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GeoDuo
Views: 215

Long Description:
The Staple Bend Tunnel , located about 4 miles east of Johnstown, Pennsylvania , was constructed between 1831 and 1834 for the Allegheny Portage Railroad It was the first railroad tunnel in the united states.
It is on the national register of historic places. (visit link) and is a part of the national park system. (visit link)

The Tunnel is at the end of a 2 1/2 mile long cinder paved trail. there are informational signs at the parking area, along the way, and at the tunnel.

the tunnel construction: lined and natural for detailed construction notes see The 128 page "Historic Structure Report Staple Bend Tunnel Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site" can be sceen at: (visit link)

The condition tunnel is excellent it was restored in 2000. see: (visit link)
Construction: Other

Condition: Other - describe in text

Rail Status: No

Current status: Recreation Path

Original Use: Other / Misc.

Tunnel Length: 900.00

Suggested Parking Area: N 40° 22.580 W 078° 50.172


Website: [Web Link]

The "Other End": Not Listed

Date Built: Not listed

Date Abandoned: Not listed

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