Discover how the Pennsylvania Railroad engineered underwater tunnels to bring the railroad service to Manhattan, in this video excerpt from American Experience. Engineering challenges included building six tunnels under the Hudson and East Rivers to connect Manhattan with New Jersey and Long Island as well as a steel arch bridge over the East River to connect Manhattan with New England. The entire project became an example of both modern problem solving and a privately funded initiative that delivered a great public benefit. This resource is part of the American Experience collection.
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