The Historic Layton Tunnel & Bridge
.5 miles away
A former rail tunnel and bridge. Both date back to 1899 and were abandoned for rail use in 1931. In 1933 they were converted to automobile use and connect Layton and Perryopolis, PA (Buffalo Bill’s House) via a one-lane tunnel & bridge. The Layton Bridge is a Pratt truss bridge over The Youghiogheny River in Layton, Pennsylvania. The trusses are of an unusual design with the roadway running through the middle of the truss instead of along the bottom, giving it the appearance of both a deck truss and thru truss when viewed from the river or the GAP trail. However, this does not mark the end of this amazing crossing. Once across the bridge, the journey continues through a tunnel carved out of the hillside. This is the only known combination of metal truss bridge and tunnel in vehicular use in Pennsylvania.
It was filmed as part of “Fire in the Hole”, the pilot episode of the television series “Justified”, and was seen in the movie “The Silence of the Lambs.” Most recently “Sweet Girl”, a Netflix feature thriller starring Jason Mamoa was filmed here as well!
Legend has that at night people have heard loud noises and screams come from the tunnel. Sometimes they even hear whispers.
When you come to visit Buffalo Bill’s House, you will have to pass through this very tunnel! It is quite spooky at night time! Trust us, we know!