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Lincoln Tunnel

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Photo taken by Tommy

License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)

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Description 

The Lincoln Tunnel is a 1.5-mile-long (2.4 km) tunnel under the Hudson River, connecting Weehawken, New Jersey and Midtown Manhattan, New York City, in the USA. An integral conduit within the New York Metropolitan Area, it was designed by Ole Singstad and named after U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. It is one of two automobile tunnels built under the river, the other being the Holland Tunnel. The Lincoln Tunnel carries a daily average of approximately 108,000 motor vehicles. (from Wikipedia)

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under Hudson River on NJ-495/NY-495/former I-495
Location
New York City, Hudson County, New Jersey, and New York County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Center tube opened 1937, north tube opened 1945, south tube opened 1957.
Builder
- Ole Singstad of Agdenes, Norway
Design
Trio of parallel two-lane tunnel tubes; six total lanes
Dimensions
Span length: 8,216.0 ft. (1.6 mi.)
Total length: 8,216.0 ft. (1.6 mi.)
Deck width: 21.5 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.0 ft.
Also called
Midtown Vehicular Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.76520, -74.01610   (decimal degrees)
40°45'55" N, 74°00'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/583040/4513158 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Weehawken
Elevation
-97 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 59014 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 12, 2019: New photo from Geoff Hubbs
  • August 27, 2018: Updated by Luke: Added category "Immersed Tube Tunnel"
  • October 7, 2014: HAER photos posted by Dave King
  • December 17, 2013: New photo from Luke Harden
  • December 17, 2013: Added by Roger Deschner

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Sources 

  • Roger Deschner - rogerdeschner [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke
  • Wikipedia
  • HAER NY-307 - Lincoln Tunnel, Under Hudson River from New Jersey to West Thirty-ninth Street, New York City, New York, New York County, NY
  • Geoff Hubbs