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Queens-Midtown Tunnel

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Queens-Midtown Tunnel

Manhattan portal

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Description 

Main underwater section is an immersed tube. Approaches to the immersed tubed were bored through rock.

Facts 

Overview
Tunnel under East River on Interstate 495
Location
New York City, New York County, New York, and Queens County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1940
Builders
- Ole Singstad of Agdenes, Norway
- Walsh Construction Co.
- Walsh Construction Co. of Davenport, Iowa
Design
Tunnel
Dimensions
Total length: 6,414.0 ft. (1.2 mi.)
Also called
Midtown Tunnel
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74527, -73.96417   (decimal degrees)
40°44'43" N, 73°57'51" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/587450/4510996 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 85991 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added builders and tunnel types
  • January 10, 2021: New photos from Patrick Gurwell
  • July 20, 2019: Added by Geoff Hubbs

Sources 

  • Geoff Hubbs
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Luke

Comments 

Queens-Midtown Tunnel
Posted January 10, 2021, by Luke