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Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Robert W. Jackson

Abstract

Every year, more than thirty-three million vehicles traverse the Holland Tunnel, making their way to and from Jersey City and Lower Manhattan. From tourists to commuters, many cross the tunnel's 1.6-mile corridor on a daily basis, and yet few know much about this amazing feat of early 20th-century engineering. How was it built, by whom, and at what cost? These and many other questions are answered in this book about this seminal structure in the history of urban transportation. The book explains the economic forces which led to the need for the tunnel, and details the extraordinary political a ... More

Keywords: Holland Tunnel, Jersey City, Lower Manhattan, engineering, urban transportation, Hudson River, Walter E. Edge, George Washington Goethals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814742990
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert W. Jackson, author