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coolducklingcool t1_j9w7sj5 wrote

Are tunnels like these really that rare? There was one by where I used to live in Danbury, there’s one in Newtown…


burnthamt t1_j9wrh2a wrote

Theres at least one in Putnam, theres one in Portland, theyre everywhere


coolducklingcool t1_j9wrkc9 wrote

Yeah, so the OP confused me. Or was this like a troll post and I missed the joke lol


Historical_Ice6993 t1_j9x3wh5 wrote

1 danbury 1 Brookfield 1 bethel lol


coastal_girl14 t1_j9xtl45 wrote

There's a pretty long one on the Merritt/Wilbur Cross near New Haven.


Aware_Department_657 t1_j9z85ch wrote

OP said tunnels, not one lane tunnels.


coastal_girl14 t1_ja0a3t5 wrote

Lol. Firstly, it's not one lane as there's traffic in both directions separated by concrete. Secondly, a one lane tunnel is still....a tunnel.


Kodiak01 t1_j9yoao5 wrote

Doubt it's a single lane, one car at a time, bidirectional tunnel though.


Joansz t1_j9z36mo wrote

Wallingford has a single lane bi-directional tunnel on Rte 150. It's controlled by a light on either side.


Kodiak01 t1_j9zemk7 wrote

The one in Vernon isn't, unfortunately. It's supposed to be cars stopping and taking turns to go through. Recently some idiots have tried blowing past the line only to get stopped halfway through and forced to back out.


MaxHound22 t1_ja11v0x wrote

Those aren’t that rare either. There are a lot of railroad crossings like that


TreeEleben t1_j9ystwt wrote

East hampton, Portland and Guilford have them too. These stone tunnels/bridges are on all of the old abandoned and currently in use train lines.


soulofsoniy t1_j9waabl wrote

There’s also the tunnel near Katz Deli in New Haven on the merrit


auntiemaury t1_j9x2qgd wrote

Heroes tunnel?


gh1993 t1_j9yb9mt wrote

Otherwise known as the slam on your brakes tunnel


auntiemaury t1_ja11n3w wrote

The why is it so short yet I feel like I'm gonna die in here tunnel


premiumcaulk t1_j9z57z6 wrote

That name is ridiculous. That tunnel can ruin your day with one stupid person.

And let's be real. It's the orange tunnel.


indiejonesRL t1_j9wp643 wrote

How do you quantify “one of the only”? Because I feel like there are a lot of these kinds of tunnels in CT.


SnooAvocados9343 t1_j9x0czq wrote

You clearly haven't driven to CT often. These are very common specially on back roads


0xCUBE t1_j9y2v67 wrote

Even on RT-15 in New Haven…the heroes tunnel is fairly large


laptopAccount2 t1_j9z37si wrote

Do you mean bonafide tunnels or small bridges with one lane under them? Not the same thing. There are only a handful of tunnels in CT, even if you include the tunnel twisters waterslide, which should only count as one tunnel.

In most places they just blasted the rock out of the way instead of digging a tunnel through the Earth.


404freedom14liberty t1_j9wck1a wrote

I wonder what road that is located on.


burnthamt t1_j9wrlng wrote

I can tell you're being sarcastic but for those that don't know its Tunnel Road


Davydicus1 t1_j9x1sfx wrote

At the intersection of Bread and Milk, but if you go there for bread and milk you’ll be pretty disappointed.


auntiemaury t1_j9x2v59 wrote

I used to live on Bread and Milk in Coventry. So many people said "......can you spell that?" So I started saying "what you run to the store for before a snowstorm"


glgirieh t1_j9wh98c wrote

Shoot, I ride my bike through the Hop River trail and I go through a tunnel on a bike path.


Garizondyly t1_j9xduns wrote

There a few tunnels along that trail + rails to trails. I like the really dark one


Essigucha t1_j9whl9s wrote

I believe there is a huge tunnel on RT 15 between Woodbridge and Hamden. We always played the try to hold your breath trough the whole tunnel game as a kid. It’s been a real long time though.


Strict_Lingonberry_1 t1_j9y7u4m wrote

Reminds me - I need to post that pic I took of one of the only Dunkin Donuts in the state….


WonderChopstix t1_j9wyffu wrote

One of the only...?

60 percent of the time it works everytime


HockeyandTrauma t1_j9xztjp wrote

Looks like by post history this person is just karma farming.


itsamecatty t1_j9yaznx wrote

This person posts the same shit all over the Facebook town pages and gets the same kind of comments haha


smkmn13 t1_j9w6j2s wrote

Cool tunnel, but I hate waiting if there's a line of cars. I feel like they could add a retro-looking stoplight (lol) and not lose the charm


burnthamt t1_j9wrwi6 wrote

Do people not take turns driving through?


smkmn13 t1_j9wsx2v wrote

They do, it just takes forevvvver if you've got more than one or two cars waiting. A light would be far more efficient (although perhaps more dangerous? Don't know).


GoOnNoMeatNoPudding t1_j9y2j6d wrote

I literally drive through a tunnel everyday in the most random part of CT.

There is a tunnel on our highway systems.

This dude doesn’t leave his town or smoke some good weed to think it’s one of the few here.


GoOnNoMeatNoPudding t1_j9y2p0a wrote

OP just posts random shit to the wall and hopes it sticks. Look at their profile page it reeeeeeeeeeeks of karma shoring captions


midmodmad t1_j9wqjzv wrote

There are plenty of them wherever train tracks are.


Synapse82 t1_j9x5i3d wrote

This is so common in CT that I’m confused. But I did giggle. Thanks.


gouse47 t1_j9zgojf wrote

There is 2 in west haven just like this.


OrePhan t1_ja0mpxr wrote

I’m one of the only people in CT


RededHaid t1_j9wb5ov wrote

I know there's one in Madison and one in (or just South of) Suffield.


SavageWatch t1_j9wfuhx wrote

There is a walking trail that goes over this tunnel. There is also a walking trail that goes under the Merritt Parkway in Wallingford.


LazyEstablishment69 t1_j9wghnp wrote

There's one in Coventry by the waterfall, Vernon isn't special.


RededHaid t1_j9wng0o wrote

Coventry is Special?


LazyEstablishment69 t1_j9zlwvb wrote

I didn't make that claim, op did. You must be from Vernon to be trigger


RededHaid t1_j9zpvmq wrote

You have issues with Rein’s?


LazyEstablishment69 t1_ja0cpri wrote

Who? lol


RededHaid t1_ja0gs9z wrote

Not sure about the Establishment69 part, but wow


burnthamt t1_j9ws51j wrote

Thats not a tunnel like this is. Its a metal train bridge. And technically its in Eagleville, which is in Mansfield


LazyEstablishment69 t1_j9zn7qp wrote

Whether it is in Coventry or Storr is debatable, but not in Mansfield. But it passes a tunnel for me.


burnthamt t1_j9zofqp wrote

Storrs is in Mansfield. And the waterfall is the town line.


flytweed t1_j9wnklz wrote

If this counts as a tunnel, then New Haven has at least 3 other tunnels under buildings/ city blocks


Haydechs t1_j9wwwmz wrote

To the right you can also see one of the only types of street signs in Connecticut as well


sporky211 t1_j9x89h5 wrote

Every time I drive through this I have a small panic attack even going 5 mph up to it


spiked_macaroon t1_j9y0y9a wrote

There's a great one in Mystic that leads to a beach.


tipsybasketball t1_j9yalbq wrote

This tunnel is a pain in the ass, I will always try to find a way around.


smurphy8536 t1_j9yhlna wrote

Just follow the railroads and you’ll find a lot more.


bjt1021 t1_j9z5wut wrote

Beep beep beeep beep beeeeeeep


SnooRevelations6632 t1_j9zdjf4 wrote

You consider that a real tunnel? It’s like 10 feet long


NLCmanure t1_j9ztm9k wrote

Airline Trail Overpass in Salmon River State Forest.


Witty_Implement_882 t1_j9zv3q5 wrote

There’s one in Wallingford, it’s one of the oldest in the state


legendary_fool t1_ja0hkk2 wrote

One in Redding too!


s2g-unit t1_ja0oxf6 wrote

I'm from Montreal but spent my summers in Redding at my Uncle's (still go often). Where was that tunnel. I remember a small tight tunnel as a kid.


Steady_Habits_CT t1_ja0oz7m wrote

Talk about a misleading title!

I don't know this structure, but I differentiate between a tunnel under a natural object--Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel, Ted Williams Tunnel, etc. and a crossing underneath a man-made object. There isn't enough in this photo to know whether what is likely a railroad track was built up or if this is a naturally occurring obstacle. Along the MetroNorth tracks in a fairfield County there are multiple structures similar to this startong just over the NY line, underneath elevated railroad tracks.

Most important is that CT has a pair of serious tunnels on the Wilbur Cross. The tunnel in this photo isn't particularly unique. .


MaxHound22 t1_ja11hr1 wrote

These are all over the state


magica12 t1_ja2oqy9 wrote

Then there’s the tunnel in Hartford that always seems to have an accident in it early in the morning


govshutdown t1_j9wvzwt wrote

Technically the truth