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Most People Have No Idea This Unique Tunnel In Nebraska Exists

In a lot of states, railroad tunnels were carved into mountains and hills to allow trains to pass through when the tracks were being laid. Being a prairie state, Nebraska isn’t known for having much need for such tunnels. Exactly one tunnel has ever been built in the entire great state: the Belmont Tunnel in Dawes County. Most people have no idea it exists.

Maybe advances in railroad technology have made it easier to lay alternate tracks next to the tunnel, or perhaps the tunnel was built as a visual treat for weary travelers who were tired of seeing nothing but prairie.

This little-known tunnel is a one-of-a-kind feature of the Nebraska landscape. If you plan to go visit the Belmont Tunnel, be aware that it may be on private property. Always get permission from landowners before you visit sites like this.

Delana
Delana is a writer and editor who has lived in Nebraska for most of her life.