Approach and Entrance to Detroit River Tunnel, Detroit, Mich.



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Approach and Entrance to Detroit River Tunnel, Detroit, Mich.
Date: 1912
Type(s): Postcard
Language: English
Identifier(s): 1304
Source: Mike Skreptak Collection; Box Dexter
Notes: C. 1912; "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 1/4 miles. It was built by the Detroit River Tunnel Company for the M.C.R.R. at a cost of $8,500,000." (from back of postcard)
Subject(s): Tunnels
Railways
Michigan Central Railway Tunnel (Windsor)
Detroit River Tunnel Company
Railway Tracks
Place(s): Detroit (Michigan)
Windsor (Ontario)
Rights: Public Domain
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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