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Saturday, June 10, 2006

A Ride To Nowhere 

The other day Ap0k and I were driving down I-75 South heading into Cincinnati when I saw two very large doors on the side of the road. The doors, surrounded by large concrete frames were placed directly on a hillside, and it was evident that whatever was behind them was underground.
We discussed what could possibly be under the hill, but since we just moved here we of course had no real idea. All we could think of was that it was possibly some sort of bomb or storm shelter.

Today, while I was looking for picture of Cincinnati on Google I came across something that to me was pretty interesting. It was a picture of the doors!

Apparently during the 1920’s Cincinnati began building a subway system but in 1928 ran out of money and the project was never completed. There are actually three stations under the city also. No tracks were ever laid and neither the tunnels nor the stations have ever been used.

When the money ran out the open ends of the tunnels were simply closed off with either bricks, doors, or grates. Over time the grates have been replaced with doors to keep people out.

In the 1960’s the Liberty Street Station was converted into a nuclear fallout shelter. Beds and supplies were laid, but of course it was never used.

The layout of the subway system must have been good because today they have built major roads directly over the top of the tunnels. This includes Central Parkway and parts of I-75.

Recently it was proposed that the subway system be completed, but because the project had an estimated cost of 2.6 Billion dollars and would take approximately 30 years to complete it was rejected.

Here are some pictures of what the subway looks like today:

If you would like to see more pictures or read more information on the abandoned subway line I recommend the following sites:

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