List of tunnels in the United States

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The following is a list of tunnels in the United States of America.

See: List of tunnels (disambiguation)

Alabama[edit]

Alaska[edit]

Arizona[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

  • Bobby Hopper Tunnel, Interstate 540, Washington County
  • Winslow Tunnel, Arkansas and Missouri Railroad, Washington County
  • Cotter Tunnel, MNA Railroad, Marion County
  • Charcoal Gap Tunnel, Carroll County (abandoned)
  • Cricket Tunnel, MNA Railroad, Boone County
  • Crest Tunnel, MNA Railroad, Boone County
  • Pyatt Tunnel, MNA Railroad, Marion County
  • Conway Tunnel, UP Railroad, Faulkner County

California[edit]

Waldo Tunnel, southern portal

Colorado[edit]

Connecticut[edit]

District of Columbia[edit]

12th Street Tunnel, under the National Mall
Third Street Tunnel, under the National Mall

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Hawaii[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Iowa[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Louisiana[edit]

Maryland[edit]

Massachusetts[edit]

Michigan[edit]

Minnesota[edit]

Mississippi[edit]

Missouri[edit]

Montana[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

Nevada[edit]

New Jersey[edit]

New Mexico[edit]

New York[edit]

New York City Subway tunnels:

Other tunnels in New York City:

The Holland Tunnel was the first underwater tunnel designed for automobiles.

Other tunnels in New York State:

North Carolina[edit]

Blue Ridge Parkway tunnels[edit]

Other NC tunnels[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Oregon[edit]

name location type length (ft) opened notes ref
Arch Cape Tunnel US 101, 8 mi (13 km). south of Cannon Beach automobile 1,228.1 1937 goes through Arch Cape [24] [25]
Cape Creek Tunnel Lane County on US 101 automobile 714 1931? refs disagree over year and length 1,228.1' vs. 714' [26] [27]
Cornelius Pass Tunnel Portland railway
abandoned
4,100(?) March 21, 1911 now owned by State of Oregon, but maintained by PWRR; closed by fire September 1994 – July 1998 [28] [29] [30] [31]
Cornell Tunnel No. 1 Portland automobile 497.1 1940 NW Cornell Road [32] [33]
Cornell Tunnel No. 2 Portland automobile 247.1 1941 NW Cornell Road [34] [35]
Dennis L. Edwards Tunnel Sunset Highway southwest of Vernonia automobile 772 1940 formerly called "Sunset Tunnel" [36] [37] [38] [39]
Elk Creek Tunnel Douglas County on OR 38 automobile 1,080.1 1938? refs disagree over year [40] [41]
Elk Rock Tunnel Clackamas County under OR 43 rail 1,396 1921 single track S-shaped route [42][43]
Knowles Creek Tunnel Lane County on OR 126 automobile 1,430.2 1958 [44] [45]
Mitchell Point Tunnel Columbia River Gorge west of Hood River automobile, 2 lane 385 1915 closed in 1954, demolished in 1966, part of Historic Columbia River Highway [46]
Mosier Twin Tunnels Columbia River Gorge east of Mosier (near The Dalles) automobile, 2 lane 350 (combined) 1921 part of Historic Columbia River Highway [47]
Oneonta Tunnel Columbia River Gorge near Multnomah Falls automobile, 2 lane 125 1914 part of Historic Columbia River Highway [48]
Peninsular Tunnel Portland railroad Union Pacific Railroad
Robertson Tunnel Portland light commuter rail
twin tunnels
16,368 1998 MAX Light Rail
Rocky Butte Tunnel NE Rocky Butte Rd.
Portland
automobile 370.0? 1939 through Rocky Butte; refs disagree over length [49] [50]
Salt Creek Tunnel Lane County on OR 58 automobile 904.9 1939 [51] [52]
Tooth Rock Tunnel I-84 near Cascade Locks State Park automobile
interstate
827.1? 1936 where Historic Columbia River Highway goes through Tooth Rock; refs disagree over length [53] [54]
Vista Ridge Tunnels Sunset Highway/US 26, Portland automobile
twin tunnels
1,001.0 1969 3 lanes each direction, 6% grade, curved [55]
Walcott Tunnel Washington County at 45°42′25″N 123°15′44″W / 45.70694°N 123.26222°W / 45.70694; -123.26222 railroad [56]
West Burnside Tunnel Portland automobile 230.0 1940 W Burnside Road [57] [58]
West Side CSO Tunnel Portland sewer 18,000 2006 Waterfront Park [24]
  • Many unnamed, numbered railroad tunnels exist within Oregon.

Pennsylvania[edit]

Puerto Rico[edit]

Rhode Island[edit]

South Carolina[edit]

  • Stumphouse Mountain Tunnel, Blue Ridge and Atlantic Railroad, never completed, near Walhalla.
  • Harbison Pedestrian Tunnel, beneath Harbison Boulevard, very close to the western I-26 interchange. Connects two busy shopping areas in Irmo.
  • USC Pedestrian Tunnel, beneath Assembly Street, connecting the USC Coliseum to a courtyard near the University of South Carolina School of Law, in Columbia.
  • Highway 77 Tunnel, a double tunnel connecting two residential neighborhoods close to Garner's Ferry Road, near Columbia.
  • Hardin Street Tunnel, North, Northernmost tunnel of two connecting parts of the former South Carolina State Mental Hospital facilities, with the newer buildings. This double tunnel is not easily accessible, but can be driven through, provided that you are good at turning around in a small space once you reach the other side. In Columbia.
  • Hardin Street Tunnel, South, The southernmost tunnel of two connecting parts of the former South Carolina State Mental Hospital facilities, with the newer buildings. This single tunnel is closed with a chain-link fence on the old State Hospital side, in Columbia.
  • Senate Street Tunnel, Tunnel beneath Assembly Street connecting western Senate street to an underground parking facility beneath the South Carolina State House. This guarded single one-way tunnel is only open to politicians and government officials of the State of South Carolina, in Columbia.

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Utah[edit]

Vermont[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Wyoming[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bankhead Tunnel
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Blount Tunnel
  4. ^ "Brocks Gap". Birmingham Rails. Retrieved October 23, 2012. 
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cooks Springs Tunnel
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Coosa Tunnel
  7. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hardwick Tunnel
  8. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hayden Tunnel
  9. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jefferson Tunnel
  10. ^ "Laney Tunnel". =Quikrete. Retrieved October 23, 2012. 
  11. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oak Mountain Tunnel
  12. ^ "Modal Testing of the Palisade Tunnel". Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. University of Alabama at Birmingham. Retrieved October 23, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Tunnel Board Pondering Two Routes Under Red Mountain". Birmingham News. February 1947. Retrieved October 26, 2012. 
  14. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Roper Tunnel
  15. ^ "Tunnel Springs Namesake Requires Sense of Direction to Search It Out". Press-Register. April 28, 2008. Retrieved October 26, 2012. 
  16. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: George C. Wallace Tunnel
  17. ^ "Governor Schwarzenegger Announces the Early Reopening of I-5 at Newhall Pass". California Office of the Governor. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
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  21. ^ "Livermore History - Railroads 1". eLivermore.com. 2003. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  22. ^ "Better Late than Never". The Holland Sentinel. December 15, 2004. 
  23. ^ "US 82 Tunnel, Otero County, New Mexico". Retrieved 4 October 2012. 
  24. ^ "The West Side Big Pipe Project". Retrieved 21 October 2012.