Cumberland Gap Tunnel

In celebration of its historic opening 25 years ago the Cumberland Gap Tunnel, which is one of only two of its kind in the U.S is having a tunnel party.The mountain tunnel, which is on I-25E, crosses the state line into Tennessee. It was originally opened, in part, to restore the area’s natural environment to its 18th-century state. It replaced a highway that used to go through the Cumberland Gap.There is an exhibit for the tunnel at the Bell County Historical Society in Middlesboro that goes until October 30. It is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Source: MG News

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