Kennedy Expressway traffic enters the north portal of Hubbard's Cave, while Hubbard Street crosses at the middle level, and a Metra train crosses them both at the top level.
Photo from flickr, by Steven Vance, January 20, 2010
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The Hubbard's Cave tunnel is a major landmark along Chicago's expressway system, carrying 10 lanes of I-90/I-94 under an entire neighborhood. It is named for Hubbard Street, which crosses atop it; Hubbard Street was named for early Chicago settler Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard. The tunnel originally carried 8 lanes of traffic, but was widened to 10 lanes in about 1995 by eliminating the breakdown lanes through the tunnel.
- Tunnel on I-90/I-94 Kennedy Expy
- Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
- Open to traffic
- Built 1959.
- - Metra (METX)
- Union Pacific Railroad (UP)
- Tunnel carrying 10 lanes of I-90/I-94 Kennedy Expressway under several city streets, railroads, and buildings.
Length of largest span: 100.1 ft.
Total length: 319.9 ft.
- Also called
- Hubbard Street Tunnel
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +41.88799, -87.64714 (decimal degrees)
41°53'17" N, 87°38'50" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 16/446311/4637542 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Chicago Loop
- Inventory numbers
- IL 016-2020 (Illinois bridge number)
BH 54922 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- October 10, 2014: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added category "Metra"
- October 16, 2013: Photo imported by Roger Deschner
- December 15, 2012: Updated by Roger Deschner: Added categories "I-90", "I-94"