UVA Students Want to Help Preserve the Crozet Tunnel

The “Crozet” Tunnel because it was designed by Claudius Crozet see: wikipedia. ūüôā

Planners on both sides of the Blue Ridge are seeing light at the end of the tunnel. They’re inspired by work¬†students at the University of Virginia¬†have done to reopen a historic railroad passage through the mountain.

Wednesday, those students presented plans to preserve the Blue Ridge Tunnel, engineered by Claudius Crozet and opened in 1858.¬† A nonprofit foundation has worked for a decade to reopen the passage between Nelson and Augusta counties.¬† Now, they have a fresh vision for the tunnel’s future.

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