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Near Gauley Bridge in Fayette County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hawk's Nest Tunnel

 
 
Hawk's Nest Tunnel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 11, 2010
1. Hawk's Nest Tunnel Marker
Inscription. Mouth of the great Hawk's Nest Tunnel, three miles long, which diverts water of New River from its five-mile long gorge. The tunnel, a mile of which is through solid rock, and a 50-foot dam give waterfall of 160 feet for electric power.
 
Location. 38° 9.085′ N, 81° 10.69′ W. Marker is near Gauley Bridge, West Virginia, in Fayette County. Marker is on Midland Trail (U.S. 60) 0.4 miles west of Cane Branch (County Route 60/7), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gauley Bridge WV 25085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gauley Bridge (approx. 1.2 miles away); Battles For The Bridges (approx. 1.2 miles away); Camp Reynolds (approx. 2 miles away); Hawk's Nest Tunnel Disaster (approx. 3.4 miles away); Hawk’s Nest (approx. 3.4 miles away); Salt Sand (approx. 3.9 miles away); "Contentment" (approx. 4.1 miles away); a different marker also named Contentment (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gauley Bridge.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Midland Trail US Rt 60 (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 11, 2010
2. Midland Trail US Rt 60 (facing west)
Hawk's Nest Hydroeletric Dam image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 11, 2010
3. Hawk's Nest Hydroeletric Dam
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 920 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 15, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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