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Catalog Number 2007.050.023
Object Name Postcard
Title Detroit, Mich., River Tunnel as it appears at Windsor, Ont.
Scope & Content Color postcard depicting the Windsor approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, with men near the tunnel entrances and utility poles in the background.
Printed on verso: The Detroit River Tunnel, has the unique distinction of being the only tunnel of its type ever built. It was constructed in sections, all work being done from the surface of the water without the use of compressed air. The Tunnel is operated electronically. Construction was started October 1, 1906, and completed July 1, 1910. The length from portal to portal is 1 3/8 miles, and from summit of grade 2 ½ miles. It was built by the Detroit River Tunnel Company for the M. C. R. R. at a cost of $8,500,000.
Date c. 1920
Collection Postcard
Search Terms Michigan Central Railway Tunnel
Tunnels
Railroads
Windsor