Old Railroad Tunnel, Downtown

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I forgot how beautiful the old tunnel under downtown is. The construction of MetroLink’s stations required the removal of portions of the double vaulted tunnel, show the elegance of the curve of the arches.

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What many people do not realize is that the tunnel was built with a ventilation tower buried within the bustle of buildings on top of the curve in the tunnel as it turned east towards the Eads Bridge.

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