Nada Tunnel

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#1)  Nada Tunnel

Postby tsharp » Thu Dec 31, 2015 1:52 pm

I recently posted about a lumber operation in West Virginia that had a bridge built over the New River at Glade CreeK. Well Kentucky lumbermen had just an impressive engineering effort when they constructed a railroad to extract timber from the Red River Gorge in Kentucky.  The narrow gauge railroad construction resulted in a 900' long tunnel through a high ridge in 1911. After the timber was depleted it was converted to a road and  today is used by KY 77 as one of the access points to the Red River Gorge. It is called the Nada tunnel and is one lane.

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Postby Matt Markworth » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:16 pm


Indeed, that was quite a feat!

I went through the tunnel earlier this year and I'm surprised they haven't put a traffic light on either side. With a decent amount of traffic I'm sure there are cases when two cars enter from either side and then one has to decide to exit in reverse.

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