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Historic Pennsylvania Tunnel Reopens with Help From NCFI’s TerraThane Polyurethane Foam

Pinkerton TunnelMOUNT AIRY, NC—A $2 million tunnel construction project on the Great Alleghany Passage (GAP) is reopened to the public with help from a geotechnical polyurethane foam called TerraThane, by US company, NCFI Polyurethanes.

The GAP rail-trail is 150 miles of hiking and biking between Cumberland, Md, and Pittsburgh, Pa. created along the former railway line. In Cumberland, the GAP joins the C&O Canal Towpath, creating a continuous 335-mile long trail experience all the way to Washington, DC. It’s become a favorite biking destination for people from around the Mid-Atlantic states. One of its main tunnels, the Pinkerton Tunnel, an 849-foot former Western Maryland Railway tunnel, has been closed since 1975 due to erosion and unstable conditions. The Allegheny Trail Alliance, the organization that built and now maintains the 150-mile GAP, and the Somerset County Rails-to-Trails Association (SCRTA), wanted the tunnel reopened and helped fund the project.

[Editor] Click through for the rest of the press release from GeoPrac sponsor, NCFI Polyurethanes (makers of TerraThane). [/Editor]

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President Barack Obama tours the Port of Miami Tunnel project before delivering remarks on infrastructure, in Miami, Fla., March 29, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Miscellaneous

Weekend CUP for June 11, 2013

Here are some stories from May (and perhaps earlier) that are still worth a look! President Obama Tours Port of Miami Tunnel Project – Source: Tunnel Business Magazine ISSMGE e-Lexicon Translates Geotechnical Terms – Source: […]


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Weekend CUP

Weekend CUP August 3, 2010 – Vacation Edition

Here are some interesting stories that have been piling up since I got back from vacation last week.  Read carefully, there are some gems in here.

And about 20 more! Click through for the rest.

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