Sunday, March 02, 2008

China Wall

From: "Chris Graves"

Do you have the dimensions of the China Wall, between Tunnel 7 and 8? I am wanting to know its height, length, and width.



Blogger CPRR Discussion Group said...

From: "Chris Graves"

Here is some general info on the China Wall ...

Made of debris from the Tunnels, blocks are from 40 to 50 inches long and 12 to 20 inches tall, with smaller pieces fitted in where needed.

There is a stone culvert under the wall, the South face of which measures 51 inches high and 41 inches wide. The culvert, running under the wall, has a height of about 5 feet at its tallest, to about 3 feet at its lowest.

The wall is 197 feet long, 54 feet tall, the bottom width is 82 feet, the top width is about 17 feet.

A brass plaque was dedicated 8-11-84 by Truckee-Donner Historical Society, Inc. and E. Clampus Vitus, Chief Truckee Chapter #3691, naming the place China Wall of the Sierra.


3/18/2008 2:43 PM  

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