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Monday, June 13, 2016

Tunnels In Minot #1 – Before WW II there was a pedestrian tunnel under the railroad tracks on Fourth Avenue (Burdick Expressway). It was probably built about the same time as the overpass. The tunnel was well lighted and dry. Cars no longer had to worry about trains, nor did pedestrians. Cars went over the top and people went underneath. After WWII the lights were broken by vandals. Women were afraid to use the tunnels. Because of liability the railroad boarded up the entrance. The question comes to mind…. Is the tunnel still there? Some believe it still exists…

4th Ave. Tunnel


  1. My grandparents lived on Valley Street. In the 1960s, behind their home and across the alley was a dank and smelly pedestrian tunnel under the tracks on 4th Ave. As kids we called it The Echo. I don't remember ever actually entering it. We simply stood at the end of it and called out to enjoy the echo effect. I think we were too fraidy-cat to actually walk into it.

  2. That photo wasn't taken in Minot.