P7319

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Black%20and%20white%20photograph%20of%20the%20construction%20of%20the%20Michigan%20Central%20Railroad%20Tunnel%20under%20the%20Detroit%20River

Details

ID Number

P7319

Item Name

Image

Title

Construction of the Michigan Central Railroad Tunnel / Construction du tunnel du Chemin de fer Michigan Central

Title (Fre)

Construction du tunnel du Chemin de fer Michigan Central

Date

ca 1906

Description

Black and white photograph of the construction of the Michigan Central Railroad Tunnel under the Detroit River; the two tubes for the tunnel have been laid and buried in a deep trench; the open ends are visible in the foreground of the photograph and are scattered with wooden planks; a crane sits atop the tubes and additional planks and building materials are strewn about both trench banks and on the top.

History

Construction began in 1906 and the tunnel under the Detroit River was opened in 1910. Butler Bros. Construction Company of New York City were contracted to complete the work.

Place made

Canada - Ontario - Windsor

Collection Name

Museum Windsor

Subjects

Barges / Péniche

Bicycles & tricycles / Bicyclettes & tricycles

Building materials / Matériaux de construction

Butler Bros. Construction Co. / Compagnie de construction Butler Bros.

Equipment / Équipement

Flags / Drapeaux

Hoisting machinery / Grues

Michigan Central Railroad / Chemin de fer Michigan Central

Michigan Central Railroad Tunnel / Tunnel du chemin de fer Michigan Central

Progress photographs / Photographies Progress

Railroad companies / Compagnies de chemin de fer

Traffic Engineering Department / Ingénierie et gestion du trafic routier

Waterfronts / Quais

Related Objects

P5005

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