Lincoln Tunnel in New York City

The Lincoln tunnel, named after Abraham Lincoln, is an important tunnel that connects Midtown Manhattan with New Jersey.

Ole Singstad designed the 3 different 1.5 mile (2.4 km) long tunnels that run under the Hudson River, an incredible engineering feat.

The Lincoln tunnel had around 19 million cars drive through the tunnel in 2016, which is the second most used tunnel in New York.

The Midtown Manhattan entrance is located between 1st and 2nd avenues on 34th street and close to 2nd Avenue on 36th Street.

The Lincoln tunnel opened the center tube in 1937, north tube in 1945, and the south tube in 1957 with the construction costs being around $1.5 billion. One of the most interesting facts about the Lincoln tunnel is that in 1971 19 elephants, a zebra, a llama, and a pony walked through the tunnel to Manhattan. Directly north of the Midtown Manhattan entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel is the Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum, founded in 1986, located in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood on the Westside Highway and 46th Street; right on Pier 86.

The Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum is a museum that contains an assortment of ships on an aircraft carrier that also presents visitors with American military and maritime history. The USS Intrepid is the aircraft carrier on display alongside the submarine USS Growlers, a Concorde SST, the Space Shuttle Enterprise, and a Lockheed A-12 recon plane that can reach supersonic speeds.

To the South of the Lincoln Tunnel entrance is a unique tourist location in Chelsea; the High Line. The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long (2.33 km) urban park that was repurposed from vacated railroad tracks running from Gansevoort Street through the Meatpacking District, Chelsea, and then ending on 34th street and 11th avenue. The High Line has become a trendy and tourist park that has views looking over the Hudson River into New Jersey.

The surrounding area of the Midtown Manhattan Lincoln Tunnel entrance is a great place for tourists and resident of New York City a like.

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