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Most People Have No Idea This Unique Tunnel In Virginia Exists

While tunnels aren’t exactly a new concept, the idea that traffic can go through mountains, underground, and even under bodies of water still seems pretty incredible. We’ve got all sorts of tunnels in Virginia: from old railway tunnels, natural caves, and even the famous Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. The East River Mountain tunnel is an especially impressive work, and one that relatively few people know about. What makes this southwestern Virginia tunnel especially unique is that it actually falls right on the border of West Virginia. In other words, drivers enter the tunnel on one side and emerge in another state.

We’re grateful for the engineering and construction of these tunnels that allow for safer and more convenient transportation. Fascinated by tunnels in Virginia? Learn about one of Virginia’s most haunted train tunnels here.

Beth
Beth is a musician and freelance writer from Richmond, Virginia.