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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


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


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