The Subways and Tunnels of New York: Methods and Costs, With an Appendix on Tunneling Machinery and Methods and Tables of Engineering Data
Gilbert H. Gilbert
(Forgotten Books, April 5, 2018)
Excerpt from The Subways and Tunnels of New York: Methods and Costs, With an Appendix on Tunneling Machinery and Methods and Tables of Engineering DataThe ferry systems from New Jersey, Long Island and Staten Island have reached the limit of their capacity. The East River bridges furnish relief to the situation, but are by no means sufficient. The elevated and surface car systems of New York and Brooklyn have been extended to their practical limit. With surface, above - surface, and over-water means of transit incapable of further expansion, the only alternative was to make use of the subterranean and subaqueous territory underlying and adjacent to the greater city. The. Subways, and sub aqueous and land tunnels, in and about New York City maybe considered as simply a beginning of a vast system of subsurface transportation which must develop with the growth of population.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.