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Perryopolis, Pennsylvania: Layton Bridge-Tunnel

On the way to the "Silence of the Lambs" house, travelers pass through this 19th century one-lane tunnel and bridge.

PA-4038, Perryopolis, PA
From Perryopolis drive east on PA-4038/Layton Rd for one mile.
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Layton Bridge-Tunnel

Turn your lights on high beam when you're going through. to get a good look at the cut stone.

[Catherine, 05/13/2024]


Layton Bridge: Tunnel Road TR762

While looking for the Silence of the Lambs house, my husband and I had to travel through this tunnel connected to a bridge. That was almost as good as seeing the Silence of the Lambs house. It is a tunnel dug through a mountain followed by a trestle bridge (Of course, if you're coming from the opposite way, reverse that order). I took some photos of the tunnel (one while in the car). It is narrow and only allows one car (or truck) at a time.

[Marion Christiansen, 05/10/2021]

The partly rough-hewn tunnel and bridge were dug/built in the 19th century for the Washington Run Railroad. They were converted to car traffic in 1933.

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Silence of the Lambs HouseSilence of the Lambs House, Perryopolis, PA - < 1 mi.
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Immaculate Reception Monument, Pittsburgh, PA - 29 mi.

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