Bankhead Tunnel Photograph Sources at The McCall Library

A 1940 cave-in during construction of the Bankhead Tunnel. Courtesy of Valda Brown.

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Includes status reports on the Bankhead and Wallace Tunnels (1942-2003), progress photographs of the construction of the Wallace Tunnel (1969-1972). Also includes Wallace Tunnel pre-construction conference notes (1969), snapshots (1969-1972), weekly progress reports (1971-1972), and some tunnel employee training exams (n.d.). A series of inspection photographs (1969-1970) documents such non-tunnel sites as the Fort Conde-Charlotte House, City Hall, County Court House, Greyhound Bus Terminal, Christ Episcopal Church, and L&N Railroad Terminal Building. In all, there are approximately 2,000 images in this collection.

BABCOCK, HARRY T. (92-07-242)
This collection is made up of 9 photo album pages with 4 photographs of the Summerville Court Apartments in 1939, 54 images of the construction of the Bankhead Tunnel in 1940, and 6 photographs of Gulf Shipbuilding taken in April 1941. The images range from 3 x 4 to 8 x 10. There are no negatives.

Construction of the Bankhead Tunnel in the late 1930s is documented in 137 black and white slides.