79 Years ago today, on December 22nd, 1937, the Lincoln Tunnel opened to the public for the first time. Our friends at 6sqft dug up these great vintage photos from opening day to commemorate the tunnel's birthday.
The $85 million project ($1.5 billion in today’s dollars) linking Weehawken, NJ to Midtown Manhattan was hailed as a “new link of friendship between New York and New Jersey” and an “engineering feat.” On that inaugural day, 7,661 cars drove through the 1.5-mile-long tunnel, paying 50 cents and likely not realizing they were 97 feet underwater.
Check out the accompanying article for more on Lincoln Tunnel's opening day.
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