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Location DB > United States > Pennsylvania > Breezewood > Pennsylvania Turnpike Tunnels
Pennsylvania Turnpike Tunnels
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created by Captain Obvious on 4/23/2007 7:12 PM
last modified by Gothic Ghoul on 12/30/2018 5:04 AM
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Bypassed four-lane turnpike containing two tunnels, Ray's Hill and Sideling Hill. Each tunnel also has ventilation mechanisms and gutted offices.
 Basic Information
Type: Tunnel
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Moderate
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Breezewood, Pennsylvania
United States
Owner: Southern Alleghenies Conservancy
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  •  Hazards
  • rust
  • unsafe flooring
  • flooding
  • water
  • air quality
  • Rattlesnakes, ticks
  •  Interesting Features
    -Big-ass ventilation fans
    -The sheer novelty of two abandoned freeway tunnels
    -Apocalyptic empty highway
     Security Measures
     Historical Dates
    Built: 1940
    Closed: 1968
     Required Equipment
  • flashlight
  • gloves
  • long pants / sleeves
  •  Recommended Equipment
    This segment of the Pennsylvania Turnpike was completed in 1940, with two two-lane tunnels. By the sixties, the congestion had become unbearable, and the tunnels were bypassed.
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     Future Plans
    The tunnels will be lit and the former turnpike will be converted into a bike trail.

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     Photo Galleries
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    April 22, 2007
    Mon, Apr 23rd, 2007
    posted by Captain Obvious
    25 pictures
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    PhotoSeeker's July 16, 2008 Visit
    Wed, Jul 16th, 2008
    posted by PhotoSeeker
    10 pictures
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    Leon, KingKong and Gypsy do the tubes
    Tue, Jul 14th, 2009
    posted by KingKong
    7 pictures
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    October 2009
    Fri, Dec 18th, 2009
    posted by splumer
    13 pictures
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    Screen caps from "The Road"
    Wed, Aug 4th, 2010
    posted by splumer
    11 pictures
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    April 2011
    Thu, Apr 14th, 2011
    posted by Bigfoxpye
    25 pictures
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    Sun, Jan 1st, 2017
    posted by xGROMx
    21 pictures
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    Rays Hill; May 2018
    Thu, Jun 21st, 2018
    posted by Mr. Bitey
    16 pictures

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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Emperor Wang on 12/30/2018 2:48 PM.

     Latest Changes
  • on Dec 30 18 at 14:48, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Dec 30 18 at 5:04, Gothic Ghoul changed the following: Display Name, Type, Accessibility, Hazards, Security Measures, Required Equipment, Future Plans, Description, Web Links
  • on Jun 21 18 at 17:29, Emperor Wang validated this location
  • on Jun 21 18 at 12:52, Mr. Bitey added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jun 21 18 at 12:48, Mr. Bitey added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jun 21 18 at 12:41, Mr. Bitey created a new gallery
  • on Jan 1 17 at 15:45, Explorer Zero validated this location
  • on Jan 1 17 at 6:01, xGROMx updated gallery picture 20161231_141101_HDR.jpg
  • on Jan 1 17 at 5:57, xGROMx added some pictures to a gallery
  • on Jan 1 17 at 3:06, xGROMx added some pictures to a gallery
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    You must log in for this feature to work.Visit to abandoned Sideling Hill tunnelstrider0704182/8/2015 12:03 PM by strider07
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