Detroit River tunnel
View along sunken track entrance to Detroit River tunnel. Tunnel passes under a bridge; train travels on tracks leading out of tunnel. Other trains on tracks above tunnel to right and left. Houses and buildings seen in background. A sign to the left of the tunnel reads "Richard L. Aylward coal & coke." Printed on front: "Detroit River tunnel, Detroit, Mich." Printed on back: "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 portal is 1 3/4 miles, and from summit of grade 2 1/2 miles. It was built by the Detroit River Tunnel Company for the M.C.R.R. at a a cost of $8,500,000."
- Resource ID:
- Railroad tunnels--Detroit River (Mich. and Ont.)
- Michigan Central Railroad Company
- Railroad trains--Michigan--Detroit
- Railroad bridges--Michigan--Detroit
- 1 postcard : col. ; 3.5 x 5.5 in.
- Burton Historical Collection
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