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Title B+W photo of diagram of Lincoln Tunnel flooding during construction on N.Y. side, Jan. 25, 1956
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 2011.005.0196
Collection Lincoln Tunnel Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Black-and-white photo of diagram of Lincoln Tunnel flooding during construction on New York side, January 25, 1956. 7-1/2" x 9-1/2" wide print; irregularly trimmed two edges. Photo by Associated Press (reverse markings.) Integral caption at right. Reverse has subject file note; previous owner's barcode label.

The work was on the third and last tunnel.

Caption in image:
Diagram shows where waters of the Hudson River broke through approach
tunnel on Manhattan side of new third tube being built 85 feet under
the bed of the river for the Lincoln tunnel connecting New York and
New Jersey. When water broke through workers tried to close steel
safety door connecting the approach tunnel with the land tunnel to
Dyer Avenue but found it jammed. The new 100 million dollar tunnel for
vehicular traffic is being built from the New Jersey side toward
Manhattan and it has been pushed 1,500 feet to a point even with the
river bank. Work shaft and tunnel being built through rock from Manhattan
side was the one which was flooded. Late today, the steel safety door
was successfully closed. (APWirephoto) gww41734ar-jc) 1956 (SEE WIRE STORY)

Photographer Associated Press
Place New York City
Date 1956
Year Range from 1956.0
Year Range to 1956.0
Search Terms Lincoln Tunnel
Orig/copy Original
Caption full image
Imagefile 104\20110050196.TIF
Classification Tunnels
Government & Politics