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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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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