Entrance To Detroit River Tunnel, Detroit, Mich.



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Entrance To Detroit River Tunnel, Detroit, Mich.
Publisher: Wolverine News Co.
Date: 1912
Type(s): Postcard
Language: English
Notes: c. 1912; Addressed to: M. Coppius; "The Detroit River Tunnel has the unique distinction of being the only tunnel of this 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 poartal is 1 3/8 miles and from summit of grade 2 1/2 miles. It was built for the M.C.R.R. at a cost of $8,500,000."
Subject(s): Tunnels
Railways
Michigan Central Railway Tunnel (Detroit)
Richard L. Aylward, Coal And Coke (Detroit)
Place(s): Detroit (Michigan)
Rights: Public Domain
Repository: University of Windsor. Leddy Library
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