Cincinnati Subway System?


It is your favorite child travel adviser, Tyler the Boy on the Move,  once again bringing you the best in last-minute vacations. Your road trip planner for the weekend getaway to the coolest and strangest places in America. How do I know about them all? My parents are contract workers in the software industry and keep moving the family every 6 months….

Yes there is a Cincinnati Subway! Well, you can’t call it exactly a system though… They converted the section of the Erie Canal that ran through the city into a tunnel and a boulevard above. Then never used it. Now they have to maintain the subway to keep the boulevard from falling in and it is used for the water main to go through for the city.  Only the urban explorers and the homeless use them now. Well I figured I am an Urban Explorer and homeless, so I better head under the ground and check it out. Well, I have been in 6 homes within the last 2 years, so that counts as homeless… It was cool! My friend Chris Dowgin would of loved climbing through it! I like to rub that fact in his face that I got to go in and he didn’t… He travels and finds smuggling tunnels all over the country.

Luckily there was no active third rail.

The project kept getting interrupted by World Wars, escalating prices, and a Great Depression. They just gave up! They took out a six million dollar bond to build it in 1916 and only paid it off in 1966. With interest and all, it cost $13,019,982.45. I wish they could throw me that much money to do nothing…


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