Category Archives: Jersey City

Inside the Materials Engineering Unit: Putting Concrete to the Test

By Neal Buccino, Media Relations Staff The lab near the Holland Tunnel opening in Jersey City resembles a kind of torture chamber, reminiscent of something a Bond villain might consider as a hideout. Inside, devices that could have come from … Continue reading

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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 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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