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Title Lincoln Tunnel: Metropolitan New York. Routes to World's Fair 1940. 4 Minute Crossings. Issued by Port of N.Y. Authority, 1940.
Object Name Brochure
Catalog Number 2011.005.0241
Collection Lincoln Tunnel Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content Metropolitan New York. Routes to World's Fair 1940. 4 Minute Crossings. Holland Tunnel - George Washington Bridge - Lincoln Tunnel - Bayonne Bridge - Goethals Bridge - Outerbridge Crossing. Published by the Port of New York Authority, copyright 1940.

Single sheet printed in color, 12" wide x 18" high folded to 4" wide x 9" high.

See archives 2011.005.0194 for a 1938 version, similar in format and differing content; issued prior to opening of the LIncoln Tunnel in late 1937.

The brochure opens up to a full-sheet road map of the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area and was intended to promote New York automobile transportation in respect to water crossings such as bridges and tunnels with promotion of the second and last year of the New York World's Fair. Map is copyrighted 1940 with the site of the Fair prominently marked.

Also, the map was prepared in cooperation with the AAA (Automobile Association of America) and thus it does not include any markings for other modes of transportation such as railroads or ferries except the Staten Island Ferry.

The four minute crossing was probably intended as the travel time once your vehicle entered the tunnel or was on the bridge, not the total time including tolls or traffic back-ups..
Date 1940
Year Range from 1940
Year Range to 1940
Search Terms Lincoln Tunnel
Holland Tunnel
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
New York World's Fair, 1939-1940
George Washington Bridge
Caption front and back as folded
Imagefile 109\20110050241.TIF
Classification Geography
Government & Politics