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Title Report: The Holland Tunnel Chemical Fire. May 13, 1949. National Board of Fire Underwriters, N.Y., [July 1949.]
Object Name Report
Catalog Number 2011.049.0122
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Collection Holland Tunnel Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Scope & Content The Holland Tunnel Chemical Fire. New Jersey - New York. May 13, 1949. Report by The National Board of Fire Underwriters, 85 John Street, New York 7, N.Y. No publication date [released July 29, 1949 per Jackson, Highway under the Hudson.]

Booklet, 8-1/2" x 11" high, 18 pp.; photo illustrated; two foldout diagrams (one printed both sides.) PDF on file.

Map inside front cover (not in pagination): Principal Vehicular Arteries of Manhattan.
A Hagstrom metropolitan area road map including Hoboken and tunnel indicated.

Foldouts are 10-1/2" high x 32" wide.
First foldout (between pp. 4-5) is double sided.
Figure 1: Holland Tunnel, Design of Ventilation System
Figure 2: Holland Tunnel General Layout, Diagram of Tunnels & Plazas Showing Location of Signal Controls, Booths and Patrol Posts for 8 Post Plan

Second foldout (between pp. 6-7) is one side only.
Figure 3: Port of New York Authority, Department of Operations, Holland Tunnel, South Tunnel (in Part.)

The diagram shows the location of the fire and placement of vehicles (trucks and their cargo) including the one that was the source of the chemical fire. It includes notes on the roof span demolished.
Date 1949
Year Range from 1949
Year Range to 1949
Search Terms Holland Tunnel
Port of New York Authority
Caption front cover
Imagefile 114\20110490122.TIF
Classification Tunnels
Government & Politics
Insurance
Fires
Engineering
Disasters
Disaster Preparedness
Business & Commerce