Shorpy Saturday – The Floating Tunnel: 1910

By Jeffrey Buck

A rare look at how the tunnels for the Michigan Central R.R. were submerged into the Detroit River. To think this was possible back in 1910 makes me believe it’s much easier now in 2012. I wonder if this was done for the International tunnel for automobiles as well?

Take a look at the photograph entitled “The Floating Tunnel: 1910“:

The Detroit River circa 1910. “Sinking last tubular section, Michigan Central R.R. tunnel. W.S. Kinnear, Chief Engineer, Butler Bros. Construction Co., contractors.” 6½ x 8½ inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

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