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Tunnels

Passageways dug through mountains, under rivers or underground that are used to travel from one point to another.

Bankhead-Tunnel

Bankhead Tunnel

Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama
Named for John Hollis Bankhead, an Alabama politician and U.S. Senator, the tunnel was built in sections and floated to the proper positions, then sunk. It opened to the public on February 20, 1941.

Big-Bend-Tunnel

Big Bend Tunnel

Talcott, Summers County, West Virginia, 24981
The tunnel is 6,500 feet long and was bored from 1870 to 1872. The legend of the race between John Henry and the steam powered drill began here. It is said that his ghost haunts the tunnel.

Harbor-Tunnel

Harbor Tunnel

Baltimore, Maryland
The 1.4-mile, four-lane tunnel handled its first vehicles in November 1957. Today, traffic at the Harbor Tunnel totals nearly 23.6-million vehicles.

Monitor-Merrimac-Memorial-Bridge-Tunnel

Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel

South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Part of Virginia's I-664, the 4.6-mile Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel includes a four-lane tunnel that is 4,800 feet long, two man-made portal islands, and 3.2 miles of twin trestle. It cost $400 million to build.

Top 10 Most Popular Tunnels Landmarks

  1. Bankhead Tunnel
  2. Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel
  3. Harbor Tunnel
  4. Big Bend Tunnel
  5. Howard Street Tunnel
  6. Kawai'iki Ditch Tunnel
  7. Ko'olau Ditch Tunnel
  8. John Cameron Troughs
  9. Battery Street Subway
  10. Cameron Troughs

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