Jenson Tunnel

Listed on the National Register of Historical Places (added 1976 - Structure - #76001567) The Jenson Tunnel is Oklahoma's only railroad tunnel. It was built by the Frisco railway through the Choctaw nation between 1885 and 1887. The tunnel is approximately 1,180 feet long, with an average width of 14 feet and an average height of 20 feet. The tunnel remains in use today. *
NE of Cameron, Oklahoma off OK 112
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National Register of Historical Places
Jenson Tunnel (added 1976 - Structure - #76001567)
Also known as Backbone Tunnel
NE of Cameron off OK 112, Cameron
  • Historic Significance: Event
  • Area of Significance: Transportation
  • Period of Significance: 1875-1899
  • Owner: Private
  • Historic Function: Transportation
  • Historic Sub-function: Rail-Related
  • Current Function: Commerce/Trade
Links: * GPS Coordinates from other source - Text & Image from National Register Properties in Oklahoma