The Lincoln Tunnel, passing underneath the Hudson River between New York City and Weehawken, New Jersey, opened on this day in 1937. The cost of the tunnel was a staggering $85 million, approximately $1.51 billion in 2016, and was funded by the depression era Public Works Administration. When the bridge opened it cost 50 cents per passenger of a vehicle each way. The original tunnel is 8,216 feet t (2,504-meters) but since the opening two more tubes have been added to handle increased traffic.
New Jersey side of the tunnel entrance.