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Blue Ridge Railroad, Blue Ridge Tunnel, U.S. Route 250 at Rockfish Gap, Afton, Nelson County, VA

Blue Ridge Railroad, Blue Ridge Tunnel, U.S. Route 250 at Rockfish Gap, Afton, Nelson County, VA

 
 
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Significance: The Blue Ridge tunnel was the longest tunnel in the United States upon completion. It is also the first tunnel in the U.S. driven without vertical shafts. / The Blue Ridge Railroad, 17 miles in length, originally connected the terminus of the Louisa Railroad near Blair Park with the town of Waynesboro.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-3
Survey number: HAER VA-2
Building/structure dates: after 1850 Initial Construction

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Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Crozet, Claudius
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Afton (Nelson County, Va.)38.03240, -78.83951
Google Map of 38.0323988, -78.8395137
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