Capdiamont\’s Weblog


Old railroad tunnel in Marin County gets new life – 2/06/09 – San Francisco News – abc7news.com
Saturday 7 Feb 2009, 07:05
Filed under: bicycle, Marin, Northwestern Pacific Railroad, Railroad, SMART, trails, transit

Old railroad tunnel in Marin County gets new life – 2/06/09 – San Francisco News – abc7news.com.

Unless you’re looking right at it, you may have missed the renovation project in Marin County. It’s the Cal Park Hill Tunnel, a relic from 1884. The original construction is so ancient that inside old growth redwood still lines much of the 1,100-foot bore.

“All these sets were put together by hand and stood by hand,” says engineer Mike Cox.

The tunnel had been abandoned for 30 years. After closing, it burned and then partially collapsed. But times change. Now the county has approved $25 million for a bike and pedestrian trails. And when the North Bay builds its SMART train, that will roll through there, too. It wouldn’t be the first.

Advertisements
Comments Off on Old railroad tunnel in Marin County gets new life – 2/06/09 – San Francisco News – abc7news.com





Comments are closed.



%d bloggers like this: