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Near Springdale in Washington County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway, Utah

National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

 
 
Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway, Utah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
1. Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway, Utah Marker
Inscription. This 5,613- foot-long tunnel, the longest vehicular tunnel in the National Park System, was blasted through the towering sandstone cliffs above Pine Creek Canyon. Construction required extraordinary access through cliff-face galleries for blasting and excavation. The tunnel and the 25-mile-long highway, completed between 1927 and 1930, promoted the "NPS-Rustic" style of engineering and landscape architecture used throughout the National Park System.

Constructed: 1927 – 1930 Designated: 2011
 
Erected by American Society of Civil Engineers.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic Civil Engineering Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 37° 13.051′ N, 112° 58.337′ W. Marker is near Springdale, Utah, in Washington County. Marker is on Zion Park Boulevard 0.2 miles east of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springdale UT 84767, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Original Inhabitants / Living Traditions (approx. 1.4 miles away); Westward Expansion (approx. 1 miles away); Promised Land
Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway, Utah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
2. Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway, Utah Marker
(approx. 1 miles away); Birth of a Park (approx. 1 miles away); Discovery of Zion Canyon (approx. 2.4 miles away); Cables from the Rim (approx. 4.2 miles away); Rockville Bridge (approx. 5.4 miles away).
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles
 
Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway, Utah Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
3. Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel and Highway, Utah Marker
Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
4. Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel
Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
5. Zion Mt. Carmel Tunnel
Zion Mt. Carmel Highway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
6. Zion Mt. Carmel Highway
Zion Mt. Carmel Highway image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 12, 2014
7. Zion Mt. Carmel Highway
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 443 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on June 20, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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