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The Holland Tunnel: Did You Know?

Did you know that the Holland Tunnel was named after Clifford Milburn Holland, the chief engineer in charge of its design and construction? Holland was a brilliant young engineer who gave his life for the tunnel.  As construction on the … Continue reading

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Before PATH Became PATH: The Wonder Years

By Portfolio Editor Roz Hamlett More than 50 years ago, in 1962, the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) acquired the title to rehabilitate the Hudson & Manhattan (H&M) Railroad Tunnel and begin operations.  Ten years later, two bronze plaques were … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Tunnel Helix and the Hamilton Death Rock

By Portfolio Editor Roz Hamlett Across the Hudson River from NYC is the town of Weehawken, N.J.  Founded in 1859, it’s been home to the rich and famous, to casinos, hotels and theaters and a major rail and shipping hub. … Continue reading

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