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St. Mary’s Tunnel 2009 – it’s not a swamp, it’s a cesspool

Published on: December 27th, 2009 | Last updated: October 2, 2015 Written by:


It was time for a long overdue return to this abandoned rail line to properly cover what has turned out to be the city’s failed clean up effort of the abandoned Port Morris tracks in the Bronx (aka ‘The Bronx Swamp’).

While the media seems content to throw the city administrators a lot of fluff pieces for cleaning up part of the line, we found that the tunnel under St. Marys Park is still full of water, and north of there – this former railroad right of way is still loaded with syringes, junkies and homeless camps.

The photos tell the story.
1905 – when the tunnel was built.

Former rail siding

Homeless camp at the northern end of St. Mary’s tunnel

Looking back into the tunnel – filled with garbage and shitwater.

Human Debris

Camp Bedbug.

Needles everywhere down here.
North end of the tunnel.


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