Tuesday, June 28, 2011

SPC - 'Takin' It To The Streets' - #4

Marine Drive Tunnel

I lived in Anderson for many years before I discovered this tunnel on a bike ride one day a few years ago. It's an odd place. I have a feeling that the tunnel is actually wide enough for two-way traffic, but there are dedicated traffic lights on each end that only allow traffic to go through one way at a time. There are no fewer than 10 lanes of train tracks running across it comprising the CSX Transportation Anderson Rail Yard. Of course, when we go this way, the kids insist that I beep my horn going through.

I usually do.

Here's a bonus shot. Just up the hill from this tunnel lives another oddity in Anderson: Norm's Alley:
What you see here is the beginning and end of this street. It connects a major North/South route, Madison Avenue, to Marine Drive where the above-mentioned tunnel is (Madison has its own tunnel, in case you were wondering).

Here's a top-down view:

I just love that this tiny connecting street receives its very own name -- and a quirky one, at that. No idea on the origin of the street's name or its namesake (fictional or otherwise).

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