Grimms Bridge Tunnel

This is some old material that I posted in the dying days of the old site, but I’m going to pick up where I left off, so here it is again…

I managed to hit up the old grimms bridge tunnel before moving away from Ohio. The tunnel was part of the Pittsburgh Coal Company’s line. It is in the ballpark area of Fredrick Town, but to pinpoint it, you’d need to find Grimms Bridge Rd and walk the former rail line. The tracks have been lifted, but there is no mistaking where they once layed. This may be private property now, so be respectful.

The tunnel was built in the 1930s, and used until the 60s when the mining covered the portal on the south end. The tunnel has sat empty since.

There wasn’t much to this one. This is a location that I’d heard about for years and never bothered to find. One day with some extra time, I tracked it down. Basically it is in the middle of no-where. I started off guessing that it would be down the rail line from where I parked in the wrong direction, so I walked the former rail line, toward Negley Ohio for about 2 miles before turning back and going the other direction only to find the tunnel about 300 yards from where I started. I suck. It was cold, and the tunnel had too much water for me to walk through it, so I only got a few pictures of the portal. In the years since the trains ran, the land had been stip mined and the tunnel collapsed. There is no other end. Outside of that, there isn’t much to show.