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Detroit-Windsor Tunnel
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: TunnelsEra: 1930-1939DateCreated: 1930-Windsor TunnelDetroitState: MIZip: 48226Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/Detroit-Windsor-Tunnel/Creator: Value, Burnside, Thoresen, Søren Anton

The Detroit-Windsor Tunnel is a 5,160-foot structure that carries traffic under the Detroit River between Detroit, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. Privately financed, built, and owned, it was completed in 26 months, 10 months ahead of schedule. 

YearAdded:
1982
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Brian Rawson-Ketchum (CC BY-SA 2.0)Image Caption: Detroit-Windsor TunnelEra_date_from: 1930
Mr. Charlie Oil Drilling Rig
Society: ASMEEra: 1950-1959DateCreated: 1953The Rig MuseumMorgan CityState: LAZip: 70380Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asme.org/about-asme/who-we-are/engineering-history/landmarks/250-mr-charlie-oil-drilling-rig, https://www.asme.org/getmedia/96eac69e-76ec-49af-aa4a-4a458f818e3c/250-Mr-Charlie-Oil-Drilling-Rig.aspxCreator: Laborde, Alden, Murphy, Charles

Designed by Alden “Doc” Laborde, Mr. Charlie is the first offshore drilling rig that was fully transportable, submersible and self-sufficient, allowing it to drill more than 200 oil and gas wells along the Gulf Coast between 1954 and 1986.

YearAdded:
2012
Image Credit: Courtesy ASMEImage Caption: Mr. Charlie Oil Drilling RigEra_date_from: 1953
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