Blue Ridge Tunnel Opens to the Public

Visitors stand outside the eastern entrance to the Blue Ridge Tunnel, completed in 1858. (Credit: RADIO IQ)

Virginia’s newest tourist attraction opened this week in Afton.  The Blue Ridge Tunnel was the longest tunnel of its kind when it opened in 1858. 

Today, it’s part of a hiking trail that winds past streams, waterfalls and stories of the people who built this engineering marvel. Sandy Hausman reports.


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