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Colonial Parkway, Williamsburg Tunnel, .3 mile south of C&O Railroad underpass, Yorktown, York County, VA



B&W Photos

HB1182870
South Portal.

HB1182871
North Portal.


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Item Title


Location
.3 mile south of C&O Railroad underpass, Yorktown%2525252525252525252525252Bvicinity, VA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER VA-48-D
Building/structure dates: 1940 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1975 subsequent work
Part of building/structure is in Williamsburg, , VA.
Significance: Built using the cut-and-cover method, the Williamsburg Tunnel journeyed through the heart of the restoration of Colonial Williamsburg. Although the builder's inexperience caused numerous delays and problems during construction, the contractor did employ steel forms for molding the concrete that could be dismantled and reassembled quickly. The hardened concrete also required little additional smoothing. The tunnel's portals used stylistic elements of colonial architecture such as arches and Flemish bond brickwork while also reflecting the designers' effort to have structures complement the natural environment of the Tidewater area through their subdued exterior decorations and color as well as their relatively short physical dimensions.

Subjects
Tunnels
Transportation


Related Names
J.G. Attaway Construction Company
Flickinger, B. Floyd
Rockefeller, John D.
Shurcliff, Arthur
Peterson, Charles E.
Williamsburg Restoration, Inc
Harvey, Robert R., Delineator
Groe, Harlen D., Delineator
Meko, Joseph P., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTH PORTAL.
2. NORTH PORTAL.


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