Detroit, Mich., River Tunnel As It Appears At Windsor, Ont.



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Detroit, Mich., River Tunnel As It Appears At Windsor, Ont.
Date: 1915
Type(s): Postcard
Language: English
Identifier(s): 1312(U)
Source: Mike Skreptak Collection; Black Binder 4
Notes: c. 1915; "1312-THE DETROIT RIVER TUNNEL, has the unique distinction of being the only tunnel of its type ever built. It was constructed in sections, all work being done from the surface of the water without the use of compressed air. The tunnel is operated electrically. Construction was started October 1, 1906, and completed July 1, 1910. The length from portal to portal is 1 3/4 miles, and from summit of grade 2 1/2 miles. It was built by the Detroit River Tunnel Company for the M. C. R. R. at a cost of $8,500,000."; addressed to Mr. R. G. Egli, Marine P.O., Detroit, Mich., Str "St. Clair"; the Canadian entrance is south of Wyandotte Street West between Cameron and Wellington Avenues.
Subject(s): Michigan Central Railway Tunnel (Windsor)
Detroit River Tunnel Company
Tunnels
Railways
Place(s): Windsor (Ontario)
Rights: Public Domain
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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