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Detroit–Windsor Tunnel

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1928–1930, Parsons, Klapp, Brinkerhoff and Douglas, supervising engineers. Under the Detroit River between Detroit and Windsor at Randolph St.

After the Holland Tunnel between New York and New Jersey and the George A. Posey Tube in Oakland, this is the third major subaqueous vehicular tunnel constructed in the United States. Although a sign with large letters at the entrance announces, “5168 FEET TO CANADA,” the tunnel is 5,135 feet long and provides a 22-foot-wide roadway with a 13.5-foot clearance.

Writing Credits

Kathryn Bishop Eckert


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Kathryn Bishop Eckert, "Detroit–Windsor Tunnel", [Detroit, Michigan], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Michigan

Buildings of Michigan, Kathryn Bishop Eckert. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012, 58-58.

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