Ten Tunnels of Texas: Some Pretty, Some Odd, Some Bat-Infested

A while back we presented a dozen of the most beautiful bridges in Texas, a state most people don't normally associate with bridges.

They associate it even less with tunnels. Texas isn't exactly a mountainous state, and wherever there's a big outcropping there's generally room enough to go around it.

But you'd be surprised just how many tunnels there are here. Some are in full use, some were never meant for vehicle or rail traffic, but all add a part to underground Texas.

Here are ten:

10. Clarity Tunnel, near Quitaque Up in the Panhandle sits what was the last working railroad tunnel in Texas, not counting light-rail-type urban things.

The 742-foot-long tunnel was part of the Fort Worth and Denver South Plains Railway and is now part of a hiking trail in Caprock Canyons State Park. And yes, there are bats in there in season.

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Richard Connelly
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