Saturday, November 13, 2010

Did You Know...

Today is the 83rd birthday of the Holland Tunnel!

Holland Tunnel is a highway tunnel under the Hudson River connecting the island of Manhattanmarker in New York Citymarker with Jersey Citymarker, New Jerseymarker at Interstate 78 on the mainland. Unusually for an American public works project, it is not named for a government official, politician, or local hero or person of historical interest, but for its first chief engineer. The tunnel was originally known as the Hudson River Vehicular Tunnel or the Canal Street Tunnel and, along with the Lincoln Tunnel, is one of two highway tunnels under the Hudson River.

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