"In the field" railroad history adventures...

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Merritt Parkway Rail Trail Tunnels

After a morning rock building trail session up at Pine Mountain, curiosity got the best of me. I heard they were finally building tunnels for rail access across the Merritt Parkway ramps at Trumbull and I wanted to check it out.
Just like the last trek in, I parked at the end of Rocky Hill Road but this time it looked a whole lot different! It appears this is where one of the the tunnels will emerge.
I gingerly hopped over the jersey barriers along the ramp and saw the tunnel work.
All the scrub and overgrowth on the walk to the bridge has been cleared.
Its a beautiful sight - crossing the bridge!

After crossing the bridge, a short trek brings you to the next ramp tunnel...
The tunnel stops just short of the actual roadway (ramp) and ends in a huge metal plate. I peaked thru a mini window in the metal plate and saw that the rocks under the roadway have yet to be removed!
Walking back, I took another nice photo of the bridge (going north)

Previous Posts on the Bridge (great for comparison!)

Revisiting the Abandoned Railroad Bridge over the Merritt Parkway
Abandoned Railroad Bridge over the Merritt Parkway