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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
Delaware Aqueduct of the Delaware & Hudson Canal
Society: ASCE Main Category: Civil Sub Category: Bridges, Transportation, Water Supply & Control Era: 1840-1849 DateCreated: 1848 Delaware River Minisink Ford State: NY Zip: 18435 Country: USA Website: http://www.asce.org/Project/Roebling-s-Delaware-Aqueduct/ Creator: Roebling, John

The Delaware Aqueduct provided an important transportation link between the Pennsylvania's coalmines and New York's booming industrial marketplace. It is the earliest surviving work of John A. Roebling, who designed the Brooklyn Bridge  30 years later. The cable anchorage system first used on this project was also used on the Brooklyn Bridge. The aqueduct is patterned after Roebling's design of the Pennsylvania Canal over the Allegheny River, and is the oldest metal strand cable suspension bridge still standing in the U.S.

YearAdded:
1972
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Doug Kerr (CC BY-SA 2.0) Image Caption: Delaware Aqueduct of the Delaware & Hudson Canal Era_date_from: 1848
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Delaware Aqueduct of the Delaware & Hudson Canal

The Delaware Aqueduct provided an important transportation link between the Pennsylvania's coalmines and New York's booming industrial marketplace. It is the earliest surviving work of John A. Roebling, who designed the Brooklyn Bridge  30 years later. The cable anchorage system first used…

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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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