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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


ca 1906


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.


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


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

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