A sealed along the , near Blairsville . It's sealed in the middle because it's near a dam; don't want high water leaking through.

The southern portal of the Kennerdell Tunnel looks like something out of a fantasy novel. This is along the Allegheny River Trail near Emlenton, Pennsylvania.

The northern portal of the Kennerdell Tunnel along the Allegheny River Trail near Emlenton, Pennsylvania. Between the shadows, the overgrowth, the bright sunlight, and my sunglasses, I almost missed it! I thought it was just a shady part of the trial. I didn't realize I was about to ride into a tunnel until the cold air hit me.

Looking at the northern portal of the Kennerdell tunnel along the Allegheny River Trail near Emlenton, Pennsylvania. This highlights the brick and stone work. The tunnel was dug by hand and opened in 1866. It's over 3300 feet long.

Looking into the pitch black Kennerdell Tunnel along the Allegheny River Trail near Emlenton, Pennsylvania. The tunnel is pitch black -- bring a good headlight!

The 3300-foot-long Kennerdell tunnel without any artificial light. It's pitch black inside. The only light is coming from the portals on either end, nearly .6 mile apart. This is a 3-second exposure.

A closer look inside the abandoned tunnel. Can you see the concrete plug? That keeps floodwaters from bypassing the nearby dam.

An abandoned tunnel from 1907 along the West Penn Trail. It was bypassed in the 1950s. The tunnel has a two foot concrete plug in the middle to keep floodwaters from bypassing the nearby Conemaugh Dam. Taken standing on an old concrete railroad bridge gets submerged when it floods.

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