Blue Mountain Tunnel

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Blue Mountain Tunnel
Blue Mountain Tunnel.jpg
The eastern portals of the Blue Mountain Tunnel in March 2017.
Location Blue Mountain
Route Pennsylvania Turnpike
Crosses Blue Mountain
Length 4,339 feet (1,322 m)

The Blue Mountain Tunnel is one of two tunnels through Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania, located west of Newburg. It is one of seven tunnels completed for the Pennsylvania Turnpike mainline, and at 4,339 ft (1,323 m) in length, is the shortest of the four still in use today. The Blue Mountain Tunnel is 600 ft (180 m) to the east of the Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel, separated by the Gunter Valley.[1]

See also[edit]

  • Lehigh Tunnel, on the Northeast Extension of the PA turnpike, also cuts through Blue Mountain; but was given a different name to prevent confusion with the Blue Mountain tunnel farther west.


  1. ^ "History and pictures of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and tunnels". Retrieved 2009-07-18.

Coordinates: 40°08′46″N 77°39′06″W / 40.146°N 77.6517°W / 40.146; -77.6517