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Wondering how to cross the Hudson River from Manhattan to New Jersey? Then forgo the bridges and take the historic Holland Tunnel.

The Holland Tunnel is an underground highway tunnel located under the Hudson River. It connects the island of Manhattan in New York City to Jersey City, New Jersey at Interstate 78. This 8,559-foot long tunnel is hailed as an engineering landmark and one of the earliest ventilated tunnels upon its completion. The Holland Tunnel was completed in 1927 after seven years of construction. It was named after Clifford Milburn Holland, the chief engineer of the project. The bridge is notable for not being named after a hero, president, military person, or government official.

The Holland Tunnel is a prime example of mechanically ventilated tunnel, using 84 industrial fans, which create a floor-to-ceiling airflow across the highway via a system of air ducts on top and beneath the road.
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