Title: 
Detroit River Tunnel, Detroit, Mich.
Year: 
1915
Type(s): 
Postcard
Identifier(s): 
19722
Language: 
English
Source: 
Mike Skreptak Collection; Dexter Box
Notes: 
c. 1915; The Detroit River Tunnel "has the unique distinction of being the only tunnel of this type 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 3/8 miles and from summit to grade 2 1/2 miles. It was built for the M.C.R.R. at a cost of $8,500,000."; shows a ferry as being "the old way" of crossing the river and the tunnel as being "the new way".; Detroit side; sign for Richard L. Aylward, Coal And Coke (Detroit) is visible.
Subject(s): 
Michigan Central Railway Tunnel (Windsor Detroit)
Tunnels
Railways
Detroit River
Railway Engines
Railway Cars
Aylward, Richard L., Coal And Coke (Detroit)
Place(s): 
Detroit (Michigan)
Windsor (Ontario)
Rights: 
Public Domain
Repository: 
University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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