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Holland Tunnel Exhibit

The Holland Tunnel

In 1927, the first vehicular tunnel under the Hudson River opened, making transportation between New Jersey and New York much easier. The construction of the tunnel was an engineering marvel. The idea of a tunnel under the Hudson for transportation first came from Colonel John Stevens in 1806. A visionary idea for the time, he drew up plans for a tunnel under the Hudson. This idea would not come to fruition until the 20th century, under the supervision of Clifford Holland. Once the Holland Tunnel opened in 1927, another tunnel was already being discussed. The Lincoln Tunnel would open ten years later in 1937. This exhibit highlights one of our collections on the construction of the Holland Tunnel, Theodore Boettger Collection.

The Holland Tunnel Exhibit will be on display on March 15, 2016, located on the second floor by room 204.