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WhiteBlaze
08-20-2008, 09:50
<table border=0 width= valign=top cellpadding=2 cellspacing=7><tr><td valign=top class=j><font style="font-size:85%;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><br><div style="padding-top:0.8em;"><img alt="" height="1" width="1"></div><div class=lh><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&ct=us/0-0&fd=R&url=http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jYT-PYjh_lfWPTbKypB-LfLFDNygD92M1KN80&cid=1238421592&ei=FSGsSNbTGofK8AStz73EBg&usg=AFQjCNFOlQGxcfVJlFwavn1yXNJzd9t-nA"><b>Appalachian Trail</b> to get its 1st highway underpass</a><br><font size=-1><font color=#6f6f6f>The Associated Press&nbsp;-</font> <nobr>29 minutes ago</nobr></font><br><font size=-1>(AP) The <b>Appalachian Trail</b> is getting something new along its 2175-mile route from Georgia to Maine a highway underpass. The Pennsylvania Department of <b>...</b></font><br><font size=-1><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&ct=us/0-1&fd=R&url=http://www.timesleader.com/news/ap%3FarticleID%3D678584&cid=1238421592&ei=FSGsSNbTGofK8AStz73EBg&usg=AFQjCNGue9ofqNLv1sa-223oo4Xo-z9Avw"><b>Appalachian Trail</b> to get a first _ a Pa. underpass</a> <font size=-1 color=#6f6f6f><nobr>Wilkes Barre Times-Leader</nobr></font></font><br><font size=-1><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&ct=us/0-2&fd=R&url=http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2008/08/pedestrial_underpass_to_take_a.html&cid=1238421592&ei=FSGsSNbTGofK8AStz73EBg&usg=AFQjCNGErzPoDdREZ7uuoa7N6985Envn9Q">Pedestrial underpass to take <b>Appalachian Trail</b> under the <b>...</b></a> <font size=-1 color=#6f6f6f><nobr>PennLive.com</nobr></font></font><br><font size=-1><a href="http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=T&ct=us/0-3&fd=R&url=http://www.pennlive.com/news/patriotnews/index.ssf%3F/base/news/1219198215146680.xml%26coll%3D1&cid=1238421592&ei=FSGsSNbTGofK8AStz73EBg&usg=AFQjCNEDYAcGGLxnJjqXk7DuC2Z2PkM4Cw">Tunnel will omit hazardous crossing</a> <font size=-1 color=#6f6f6f><nobr>The Patriot-News - PennLive.com</nobr></font></font><br><font class=p size=-1><a class=p href=http://news.google.com/news?ie=ISO-8859-1&ncl=1238421592&hl=en><nobr>all 12 news articles</nobr></a></font></div></font></td></tr></table>

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sasquatch2014
08-20-2008, 13:23
Unless PennDOT has gotten better from when I lived back in PA many years ago. The distinction of the first Underpass will go to NY. they are routing the trail under RT 9W/202. This construction had already begun last year and should be active very soon if not already. This will take the trail under the road at the north side of Bear Mt into the Zoo area.

rickb
08-20-2008, 21:04
I guess the reporter hasn't hiked through Franconia Notch.

Flush2wice
08-20-2008, 21:21
It'll be a good place to party.

rafe
08-21-2008, 00:03
I guess the reporter hasn't hiked through Franconia Notch.

IIRC, the trail goes under I-89 near W. Hartford, VT also. Probably others that I'm forgetting at the moment.

EarlyBird2007
08-21-2008, 18:25
I am one of the people quoted in the Patriot-News article. What I told them is that I thought this will be the first time the AT will go under a highway via a tunnel. I think that's what Karen Lutz meant too. There are, of course, several places where the AT passes under a highway, but not using a tunnel. Two that leap to mind are (1) under I-70 between Hagerstown and Frederick, MD and (2) under Bernheisel Bridge Rd. near the Scott Farm in PA. The reporter obviously misunderstood what we were saying. As for the comment on when the tunnel will be open for hiking, the estimate we've been given is around mid - October.

sasquatch2014
08-22-2008, 07:21
Slight Correction the trail goes over I-70 and under Rt 40. Bear Mt is a tunnel not an overpass. It is designed specifficaly for foot traffic. I will give you the fact that it was not created for the sole use of AT hikers it will be used by many people who visit the park. We are keeping the crossing of the Palisades Parkway. It's a form of natural selection taking out the hikers who move too slow across the road.:eek:

MOWGLI
08-22-2008, 07:38
There are, of course, several places where the AT passes under a highway, but not using a tunnel.


The trail goes through a tunnel under Route 9W at Bear Mountain SP as someone else here already pointed out.

rafe
08-22-2008, 08:21
The trail goes through a tunnel under Route 9W at Bear Mountain SP as someone else here already pointed out.

The I-89 crossing near W. Hartford is a tunnel. I don't know what else to call it. A culvert, maybe?