This blog highlights some of my adventures with the focus on railroad history. Originally intended as a blog of my rail trail rides, it now also includes hikes, railroad trips and even stop-and-go car trips if they are railroad history related...
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!)