Category Archives: Holland Tunnel

The Holland Tunnel Takes a Breather

By Portfolio Editor Roz Hamlett In 1927, hours before the Holland Tunnel was due to open officially, Chief Engineer Ole Singstad wanted a final moment alone with his new tunnel.   Singstad’s major contribution to the tunnel was its ventilation system, … Continue reading

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Port Authority: How to Speak Like a Native

By Port Authority Media Relations Staff Take the George or the Martha past the Necklace, that’ll get you across the GWB. Heading through the Lincoln Tunnel to the Sputnik, keep an eye out for the Toothbrush. Simple, right? Only if … Continue reading

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PORT AUTHORITY THROWBACK THURSDAY: 1949 HOLLAND TUNNEL FIRE

By Portfolio Editor Roz Hamlett On a late spring morning in 1949, a tractor-trailer entered the Holland Tunnel on the New Jersey side at 8:45 a.m. in heavy traffic, carrying 80 drums of hazardous chemicals. One of the drums fell … Continue reading

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