The Longest Tunnel In New Jersey Has A Truly Fascinating Backstory
New Jersey is home to half of one of the most famous tunnel in the world. While the Lincoln Tunnel gets more traffic, it’s the Holland Tunnel that’s the longest. You’ve likely driven through it before but may not know about its fascinating history.
The Holland Tunnel can be found in the Newport neighborhood of Jersey City, connecting to the Tribeca neighborhood in Manhattan. In 1984, because of its valuable contribution to tunnel design and construction, the Holland Tunnel was designated a National Historic Civil and Mechanical Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil and Mechanical Engineers. In 1993, it was designated a National Historic Landmark by the U.S. Department of the Interior. And it’s all ours! Well, half ours. The better half. For a totally different kind of tunnel in New Jersey, check out the Rainbow Tunnel!