Have you ever seen "Indian Tunnel"?
One of our long-term e-correspondents sent a query about a highway tunnel he saw as a child. Have any of you ever seen this place: From Bob Brown: "...I have a question on some highway tunnels that are possibly located on
Highway 66. In August, 1953, my family and I traveled Route 66
eastbound from California to Ohio. In August, 1958, my family and
drove west on the same route to return to central California. On the
first occasion - when I was 4 - I recalled a twin highway tunnel with
a fire department located between the two tunnels. On the second
occasion - I could read now - I recalled seeing "Indian Tunnel" over
the westbound tunnel. Do you have any idea where that might be? I have
consulted numerous sites on Route 66 and have never found any
Hope someone recognizes this!
Mark - Thanks for the heads up on this question. Not only have I never seen them, I can't imagine where on Rt 66 they might have been. There are twin tunnels on I-70 in Clear Creek County west of Denver. The Eisenhower Tunnels are fairly recent (within the last 30 years) and there are service facilities at both ends and in the middle. Other than that, I have no idea.
The following message was sent from one of our expert roadtrippers, (Jo Wonders ):
I tried to find the tunnel that you are referring to...I don't personally recall the tunnel.
I looked through my albums and the only thing I found that might be what Bob Brown might have seen....there is a place called Goldroad Mine in Oatman,Arizona where
you walk under Rte 66....I hope this is what he is looking for...
Is he sure he wasn't in Penn?
His description reminds me of a tunnel on the Pennsylvannia Turnpike. I know that is east of Ohio, but I know I sometimes confuse things from my childhood . Maybe it has something to do with how darn old I am?
Do you have an idea?
Do you know of any way we can follow your lead and find this tunnel you remember?
Mark, I have been trying to get current pictures of the tunnels that are in use. But about all I can find are pistures of the abandoned 2 lane tunnels. I did find one of the Allegheny Tunnel that looks similar to what I remembered. However it does not have a Fire Station there now. The url is www.paturnpike.com/traveller/summer96/. I am still trying to find pictures of the other tunnels.
Thanks for the on-going posts. I tried to follow the Turnpike link, but it wouldn't load. I tried to find the photos on the site but unable to do it. Could you check the URL again?