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Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Tunnel
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Nuclear Era: 1900-1909 DateCreated: 1908 Hudson River New York City to Hoboken State: NY Zip: Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/project/hudson-and-manhattan-rr-tunnel/ Creator: Haskin, DeWitt Clinton, McAdoo, William G.

A transportation tunnel under the Hudson River connecting Manhattan and New Jersey was first considered in the 1860s, fueled by New York City's rapidly growing congestion and the inadequacy of existing ferry service to population centers across the river. DeWitt Clinton Haskin, an engineer formerly with the Union Pacific Railroad, started the project in 1874 and subsequently endured an extended lawsuit, several failures of the tunnel wall, and an exhaustion of funds before quitting in 1887 with only 1,600 feet completed. 

YearAdded:
1978
Image Credit: Courtesy ascemetsection.org Image Caption: The Hudson and Manhattan tunnel was the first large transportation tunnel constructed under a major river in the United States.. Era_date_from: 1908
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Supply & Control Era: 1870-1879 DateCreated: 1875-1879 New Orleans State: LA Zip: 70113 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Eads-South-Pass-Navigation-Works/ Creator: Eads, James Buchanan

"Eads had to succeed in the face of conventional wisdom which doomed him to disaster. Entrenched authorities not only completely dismissed his theories, but pointed to the indifferent European experiences with what he proposed."  
 - ASCE Landmark Nomination Proposal, 1982   

YearAdded:
1982
Image Credit: Image Caption: Era_date_from: 1875
Eads Bridge
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Water Transportation Era: 1870-1879 DateCreated: 1874 Eads Bridge East St. Louis State: IL Zip: 62201 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Eads-Bridge/ Creator: Eads, James

In the decade following the Civil War, the Mississippi River began to lose its standing as the primary transport artery in the Midwest. Railroads were taking over, and Chicago was rapidly becoming the center of Midwestern commerce. The Eads Bridge was the first major railroad link over the Mississippi, constructed by the city of St. Louis in an attempt to maintain its dominance as a regional commercial hub.

YearAdded:
1971
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Patrick Yodarus (CC BY-SA 2.0) Image Caption: Eads Bridge Era_date_from: 1874
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Eads Bridge

In the decade following the Civil War, the Mississippi River began to lose its standing as the primary transport artery in the Midwest. Railroads were taking over, and Chicago was rapidly becoming the center of Midwestern commerce. The Eads Bridge was the first major railroad link over the…

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"Eads had to succeed in the face of conventional wisdom which doomed him to disaster. Entrenched authorities not only completely dismissed his theories, but pointed to the indifferent European experiences with what he proposed."  
 - ASCE Landmark Nomination Proposal, 1982   

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Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Tunnel

A transportation tunnel under the Hudson River connecting Manhattan and New Jersey was first considered in the 1860s, fueled by New York City's rapidly growing congestion and the inadequacy of existing ferry service to population centers across the river. DeWitt Clinton Haskin, an engineer…

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