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Shady Valley, Tennessee: World's Shortest Highway Tunnel Team Field Report

Hwy 133, Shady Valley, TN
Two miles south of the Virginia/Tennessee state line on Hwy 133. There's a parking area just south of the tunnel, on the west (southbound) side of the highway. Trails to the top lead from either side.
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World's Shortest Highway Tunnel

Maybe ten feet long. Cuts through a wafer-thin promontory named Backbone Rock. Trails from either side lead to steep staircases that ascend to the top of the rock. Report... [11/15/2012]

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World's Shortest Highway Tunnel.

World's Shortest Highway Tunnel

Enjoyed walking up the stairs and over the tunnel.

[Georgie Brown, 09/15/2023]

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