The Trestle and the Highway

The Trestle and the Highway (HM1I3G)

Location: Park City, KY 42160 Edmonson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 9.872', W 86° 5.524'

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Most of Mammoth Cave National Park's landscape is an upland plateau dissected by deep, dry valleys. Here, Doyle Valley posed a significant challenge to the Mammoth Cave Railroad.
In 1886 a trestle leveled the grade. Today the park roadway is built on fill, reducing the steepness of the valley.

In 1931, the Mammoth Cave Park Commission acquired the Mammoth Cave Railroad for $5,000. The locomotives, equipment and rails were sold for scrap. The trestle remained until 1961, when it was demolished to make way for the construction of the current highway.
HM NumberHM1I3G
Placed ByNational Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, November 30th, 2014 at 5:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 580610 N 4113510
Decimal Degrees37.16453333, -86.09206667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 9.872', W 86° 5.524'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 9' 52.32" N, 86° 5' 31.44" W
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Area Code(s)270
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Mammoth Cave Entrance Rd, Park City KY 42160, US
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