This is the south portal of the tunnel that passes through a ridge south of Hazard Yard. The tunnel is about 450′ long.
The box truss trestle passes over the North Fork of the Kentucky River. Vandals (grrrr) have relieved the bridge of its maker/date plate. However, the bridge resembles others on this line that were made by Virginia Bridge and Iron Company in Roanoke in 1912.
I’m looking southeast down Highway 38. Days Creek is on the right, under the extended part of this deck girder that once served the old Clover Branch of the Clinchfield Railroad. The date plate is right about where that white spot is (the white is paint that covered over whomever Danny C loved at one time). This is a Virginia Bridge & Iron structure made in Roanoke in 1948. Holmes Mill is about .64 mile down this road. There’s a currently out-of-use coal sorting plant behind me. If I had backed up a little bit and turned around to take a shot, you’d see two conveyors coming down to the plant. You can see it on Google Earth 36.87884, -83.01097.