Kennedy Tunnel

Kennedy Tunnel (HM1D0Q)

Location: Oakland, CA 94611 Alameda County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 51.363', W 122° 12.836'

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Opened in 1903, the timber-lined Kennedy Tunnel was the fast route between Oakland and Lafayette, saving four hours of driving around the San Pablo Reservoir. In 1914, it was wired for lights and renamed the Broadway Tunnel. In 1937, after the completion of the Caldecott Tunnel, the Kennedy Tunnel was closed to motor cars, allowing only foot, horses and two-wheeled traffic. In 1947, the timber lined tunnel was permanently closed due to repeated cave-ins and rising maintenance costs. It finally succumbed to nature in the late 1960's and the median at the intersection of Old Tunnel Rd. and Skyline Dr. is the only remnant existing today.

The median still holds the original dedication plaque and flagpole.
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HM NumberHM1D0Q
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
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Year Placed2010
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus, Joaquin Murrieta Chapter No. 13
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 3:51pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 569149 N 4190134
Decimal Degrees37.85605000, -122.21393333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 51.363', W 122° 12.836'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 51' 21.78" N, 122° 12' 50.16" W
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Area Code(s)510, 415
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5700-5770 Skyline Blvd, Oakland CA 94611, US
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