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Built to Last Forever

Robert W. Jackson

in Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter reviews the various successes of the Holland Tunnel. It argues that despite being over three years behind schedule and more than $20 million over budget, the tunnel achieved its primary ... More


One Work Complete

Robert W. Jackson

in Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the opening of the Holland Tunnel. Made nervous by predictions of disaster, the tunnel commissioners had decided to delay opening the Holland Tunnel for vehicular traffic ... More


Fires, Blasts Rip Holland Tunnel

Robert W. Jackson

in Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the fire that ripped through the Holland Tunnel on May 13, 1949, as well as its aftermath. On the morning of May 13, truck driver Edward Tyndall pulled his sixteen-ton ... More


A Controversy Acute and Personal

Robert W. Jackson

in Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes activities conducted during the initial phase of the Holland Tunnel project. These include the engineers' design study and cost estimation; public hearings in February and ... More


The Wedding Ring

Robert W. Jackson

in Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes events leading up to the signing of the contract to build the Holland Tunnel. These include the appointment of the tunnel board of consulting engineers, the selection of ... More


Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Robert W. Jackson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... More


The Holland Tunnel

Robert W. Jackson

in Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes events following the death of chief engineer Clifford Holland on October 27, 1924. Many professional societies, civic organizations, and prominent citizens expressed to the ... More


Another Long and Costly Delay

Robert W. Jackson

in Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the controversy arising from the New Jersey commission's street-widening agreement with Jersey City. Under the deal, the New Jersey negotiating committee agreed to pay for the ... More


The Sandhogs

Robert W. Jackson

in Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the workers who helped build the Holland Tunnel. These men were commonly known as “sandhogs” because they worked in compressed-air environments. Most were immigrants from ... More


Political and Petty Tampering

Robert W. Jackson

in Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the negotiations between New Jersey tunnel commissioners and the Erie Railroad Company. From the beginning, the New York commissioners allowed their counterparts from New ... More


Introduction

Robert W. Jackson

in Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter discusses developments in transportation in New York and New Jersey in the 20th century. In 1901, New York became the first state to require registration of motor vehicles, ... More


The Impetus

Robert W. Jackson

in Highway under the Hudson: A History of the Holland Tunnel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814742990
eISBN:
9780814745045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814742990.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the impetus behind the proposed construction of the Holland Tunnel. In January 1917, Walter E. Edge, newly elected chief executive of the state of New Jersey, met with Major ... More


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