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Staple Bend Tunnel Attraction Details
Staple Bend Tunnel
http://www.npa.gov/alpo
This 901-foot tunnel is the first railroad tunnel built in the United States and is now part of the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site. In operation from 1833 until 1952 when the Pennsylvania Railroad bypassed it, restorations to the tunnel have revitalized it into part of a five mile biking/walking trail that will one day run from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg. The grand entrances, detailed stonework and marvelous sandstone-arched liners greet visitors as they explore the national historic site. For more information, contact the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site at (814) 886-6150 or www.nps.gov/alpo. Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic park is located 12 miles west of Altoona and 10 miles east of Ebensburg on US Route 22. Take the Gallitzin Exit and turn right. Federal Park Road ends at the visitor center

Address:
110 Federal Park Road
Gallitzin, PA 16641

Phone: 814-886-6156

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