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Image of 2007.004.226 - Postcard

2007.004.226 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting a view along the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel with one car. Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Aug 11, 1931.

Image of 2007.004.227 - Postcard

2007.004.227 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting a view along the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. Printed on verso: The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is 5,135 feet in length and cost $25,000,000. It required 2 ½ years to complete same. The top of the tunnel is 45 feet and the roadway 75 feet of concrete, 11,000 tons of structural and 750 tons of reinforcing steel. 20,000 granite blocks were used in building the roadway. Capacity is 2000 cars per hour.

Image of 2007.004.228 - Postcard

2007.004.228 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting three images related to the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. Captions read: Tunnel between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit, Michigan. Entrance to Tunnel between Windsor and Detroit. Tunnel busses in Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. Handwritten message on verso, postmarked May 20, 1946.

Image of 2007.004.235 - Postcard

2007.004.235 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the downtown skyline with ships near the riverfront and the Detroit River in the foreground. Inset is an image depicting a vehicle traveling along the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.

Image of 2007.004.421 - Brochure

2007.004.421 - Brochure

Brochure for the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, published by the Detroit-Canada Tunnel Corporation. It includes a mileage chart, border-crossing information, facts about the tunnel, a Downtown Detroit map, and a map of the Detroit-Windsor metropolitan area.

Image of 2007.050.023 - Postcard

2007.050.023 - Postcard

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.

Image of 2009.049.001 - Postcard

2009.049.001 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting cars and pedestrians inside the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. Printed on verso: The tunnel proved a lighted boulevard from Detroit to Windsor Canada. But three minutes to Windsor by private car.

Image of 2010.073.006 - Postcard

2010.073.006 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting a view along the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, with a train car in the background. Printed on verso: Interior of Detroit River Tunnel, Detroit, Mich. The Detroit River Tunnel was built for the M. C. R. R. at a cost of $8,500,000. It is 1 3/8 miles in length. Construction was started in July 1906 and completed July 1, 1910. Electricity, the third rail system, furnishes the motive power for the engines.

Image of 2012.020.667 - Postcard

2012.020.667 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting construction along the Detroit approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, from the 14th Street bridge. In view are houses and the Porter Street bridge. Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Apr 26, 1911.

Image of 2012.020.668 - Postcard

2012.020.668 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting a view along the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel.

Image of 2012.020.669 - Postcard

2012.020.669 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Detroit approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, with a truss bridge and buildings 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. Handwritten message on verso, postm

Image of 2012.020.670 - Postcard

2012.020.670 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Detroit approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, with the Vermont Avenue bridge overhead. 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.

Image of 2012.044.281 - Postcard

2012.044.281 - Postcard

Color photographic postcard depicting the Detroit entrance to the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, with cars around the toll booths. Signs read "auto Tunnel to Canada", "Tunnel Bus to Canada", and "Waiting Room, Money Exchange". Printed on verso: Tunnel to Canada. Entrance - Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, Detroit, Michigan. Located on Woodbridge at Bates, adjacent to the Detroit Civic Center. Photo by Lucy Gridley

Image of 2012.046.767 - Postcard

2012.046.767 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting two buses at the international dividing line in the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel.

Image of 2012.046.827 - Postcard

2012.046.827 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting two images. The top shows the Ambassador Bridge from the Detroit River, with the downtown skyline in the background. The bottom shows car traveling along the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. Printed on verso: The Ambassador Bridge, the world's longest international suspension bridge, 9,609 feet in length, and the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel make Canada easily accessible without the formalities of the passport. Thousands of tourists cross the border here daily.

Image of 2012.046.828 - Postcard

2012.046.828 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Windsor approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, with a train on the tracks. 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.

Image of 2012.046.829 - Postcard

2012.046.829 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Detroit approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, with a truss bridge overhead. Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Jul 9, 1910.

Image of 2012.046.830 - Postcard

2012.046.830 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting two images of the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, with captions reading "Entrance to Detroit River Tunnel, Detroit, Mich." and "Interior of Detroit River Tunnel."

Image of 2012.046.831 - Postcard

2012.046.831 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting a view along the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel. Printed on verso: Interior of Detroit River Tunnel, Detroit, Mich. The Detroit River Tunnel was built for the M. C. R. R. at a cost of $8,500,000. It is 1 3/8 miles in length. Construction was started in July 1906 and completed July 1, 1910. Electricity, the third rail system, furnishes the motive power for the engines. Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Feb 16, 1916.

Image of 2012.046.832 - Postcard

2012.046.832 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Windsor approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel. Printed on verso: East Portal, Michigan Central R. R. Tunnel, from the Canadian Side. 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.

Image of 2012.046.833 - Postcard

2012.046.833 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Windsor approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel Handwritten message on verso, postmarked Sep 15, 1911.

Image of 2012.046.834 - Postcard

2012.046.834 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Detroit approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, with a truss bridge and buildings in the background. Trains are on the tunnel tracks and alongside. A sign reads "Richard L. Aylward Coal & Coke". Inset is an image of a railroad car ferry crossing the Detroit River. Captions read: "The Old Way." and "The New Way."

Image of 2012.046.837 - Postcard

2012.046.837 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Detroit approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, with a truss bridge and buildings in the background. Train car are on the tracks entering the tunnel and alongside. Printed on verso: Entrance to Detroit River Tunnel, Detroit, Mich. 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

Image of 2012.046.838 - Postcard

2012.046.838 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Detroit approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, with a truss bridge and buildings in the background. Trains are on the tunnel tracks and alongside. 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 $

Image of 2012.046.839 - Postcard

2012.046.839 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Detroit approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, with a truss bridge and buildings in the background. Trains are on the tunnel tracks and alongside. Two signs read "Richard L. Aylward Coal & Coke". Inset is an image of a railroad car ferry crossing the Detroit River. Captions read: "The Old Way" and "The New Way" Printed on verso: 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

Image of 2012.046.840 - Postcard

2012.046.840 - Postcard

Color postcard depicting the Detroit approach to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel, with a truss bridge and buildings in the background. Trains are on the tunnel tracks and alongside. Two signs read "Richard L. Aylward Coal & Coke". 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 T

Image of 2013.045.367 - Brochure

2013.045.367 - Brochure

Brochure for the Detroit-Windsor Tunnel, published by the Detroit-Canada Tunnel Corporation. It includes a mileage chart, border-crossing information, facts about the tunnel, a Downtown Detroit map, and a map of the Detroit-Windsor metropolitan area.

Image of 2007.004.461 - Print, Photographic

2007.004.461 - Print, Photographic

Mounted sepia-toned photo of the exterior of the portals to the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel taken during its construction. "Detroit River Tunnel 1909" is engraved in the concrete above the entrances. A steam-driven pump is on the platform between the portals, and wooden forms are in place around the top of the tunnel entrances. A man stands atop the entrance. The photo is mounted on grey cardstock. "J.H. Perine, 1069 John R. St., Detroit," is handwritten on the verso.

Image of 2008.033.555 - Print, Photographic

2008.033.555 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photographic print mounted on board depicting an elevated view of Hart Plaza showing the entrance to the W Atwater Street tunnel. The Detroit River and a concrete spiral can be seen in the background. An entrance to underground parking can be seen at the bottom left with a station wagon. Dated September, 1979.

Image of 2013.045.373 - Print, Photographic

2013.045.373 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photographic print depicting seven workmen operating machinery to dig the Michigan Central Railway Tunnel. Mounted on board.