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Blue Ridge Railroad, Greenwood Tunnel, Highway 690, Greenwood, Albemarle County, VA



B&W Photos

HB1138146
Southwest Portal

HB1138147
South Side Of Southwest Portal.

HB1138148
View Along Top Of Southwest Portal

HB1138149
Northeast Portal Of Tunnel


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Item Title


Location
Highway 690 vicinity, Greenwood vicinity, VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER VA-3
Building/structure dates: 1853 initial construction
Significance: The Greenwood Tunnel was the easternmost of the four tunnels designed by Claudius Crozet for the Blue Ridge Railroad. The brick, elliptical arched tunnel is a representative example of 19th century tunnel technology, as well as a surviving example of the work of Claudius Crozet. / The Blue Ridge Railroad, 17 miles in length, originally connected the terminus of the Louisa Railroad near Blair Park with the town of Waynesboro.

Related Names
Crozet, Claudius


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
2. SOUTHWEST PORTAL. NOTE ELIPTICAL ARCH WITH KEYSTONE.
3. SOUTH SIDE OF SOUTHWEST PORTAL.
4. VIEW ALONG TOP OF SOUTHWEST PORTAL. NOTE BRICKWORK OF PILASTER.
5. NORTHEAST PORTAL OF TUNNEL. CONCRETE BUTTRESSES WERE ADDED AT A LATER DATE.


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