Queens Midtown Tunnel
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Miracle on 34th St – Queens Midtown Tunnel

The Queens Midtown Tunnel connects Manhattan and Queens just off of 34th Street by going under the East River. There are 2 lanes of traffic going each way and are about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) long each. The Queens–Midtown Tunnel was originally proposed in 1921, the plan resurfaced in 1926 and was finally approved in 1929. They started exploring plans and engineering options while also looking at the possibility of building a bridge instead of a tunnel. The project was now expected to cost $93.6 million, including the $23.5 million alignment under the East River and within Queens. Construction was… Read More

East River
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Miracle on 34th St – East River

At the end (or the beginning, depending on what direction you are heading) of 34th Street is the East River. This river runs between the island of Manhattan and Brooklyn and Queens, which are on the far West edge of Long Island. The East River isn’t actually a river, but a salt water tidal estuary. Since that is a lot to say, we call it the East River. It connects Upper New York Bay on its south end to Long Island Sound on its north end. The river is about 16 miles (26 km) long and and 600–4,000 feet (200–1200 metres) wide. The… Read More