Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tunnel Construction

For some reason, I don't imagine the people of 1910 being smart enough to come up with something like this method of prefabricating tunnel sections and sinking them into the river. For 1910 I think of castor oil and horses pooping in the streets and people bathing once a month, not engineers who can dream up this technique.

2 comments:

JF said...

Sure, they stank to high heaven, walked around with manure crusted to their shoes and talked like longshoremen, but they had smarts- and moxie!

torgo said...

Gotta love shorpy!

And really, when you think about it, only some of the people were smart. I'm thinking the two guys who took the jobs that involved standing in the outside of the tunnel as it sank weren't the brightest caster-oil lamps.