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The Pennsylvania Turnpike tunnels and fall colors
September 28, 2011

The beginning of fall colors in Pennsylvania - September 27, 2011
The beginning of fall colors in Pennsylvania
The beginning of fall colors in Pennsylvania
The beginning of fall colors in Pennsylvania
The beginning of fall colors in Pennsylvania

The Blue Mountain Tunnel is one of two tunnels through Blue Mountain in Pennsylvania, located west of Newburg. It is one of seven tunnels completed for the Pennsylvania Turnpike mainline, and at 4,339 feet in length, is the shortest of the four tunnels still in use today. The Blue Mountain Tunnel is 600 feet to the east of the Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel, separated by the Gunter Valley.

The Blue Mountain Tunnel
The Blue Mountain Tunnel
The Blue Mountain Tunnel

The Blue Mountain Tunnel

After exiting the Blue Mountain Tunnel, there is about 600 feet of open space known as the Gunter Valley, then comes the Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel which is 4,727 feet in length, a bit longer than the Blue Mountain Tunnel
Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel
Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel
Kittatinny Mountain Tunnel
A bit later while still on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the two RV Gypsies drove their RV through another tunnel - The Allegheny Mountain Tunnel.
The Allegheny Mountain Tunnel is a vehicular tunnel carrying the Pennsylvania Turnpike through the Allegheny Mountains. The current westbound tunnel was built in 1939 as part of the original construction for the highway. At first, this tunnel served both westbound and eastbound traffic with a single lane in each direction. The eastbound tunnel was completed in 1965 as part of an expansion and upgrade of the turnpike due to increased traffic volume. Both tunnels are approximately 6,070 feet in length. Allegheny Mountain Tunnel is the longest tunnel in active use of the four original Pennsylvania Turnpike tunnels.
Allegheny Mountain Tunnel
Allegheny Mountain Tunnel
A bit later while still on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the two RV Gypsies drove their RV through another tunnel - The Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel - 5,326 feet in length. The Tuscarora Mountain Tunnel sits on the Huntingdon/Franklin County line.
Tuscarora Mountain Tunnell
Driving the RV and toad on the Pennsylvania Turnpike cost the two RV Gypsies about $40 in tolls.
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