An original manhole cover for the Holland Tunnel in New York City wears its age with pride in the deep recesses of the tunnel itself.
The Holland Tunnel is a highway tunnel under the Hudson River connecting Interstate 78 on the island of Manhattan in New York City, with I-78 and NJ 139 in Jersey City, New Jersey on the mainland of the United States. Begun in 1920 and completed in 1927, the tunnel is named after Clifford Milburn Holland (1883�1924), Chief Engineer on the project, who died before it was completed. Tunnel designer Ole Singstad finished Holland's work. The tunnel is one of the earliest examples of a mechanically ventilated design with 84 fans, in four ventilation buildings, creating a floor to ceiling air flow across the roadway at regular intervals via a system of ducts beneath and above the roadway. The tunnel was designated a National Historic Civil and Mechanical Engineering Landmark in 1982 and a National Historic Landmark in 1993. (Information obtained from Wikipedia)
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March 31st, 2015
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