Crossing Under the Hudson

Writing in an accessible style that incorporates historical accounts with a lively and entertaining approach, Angus Kress Gillespie explores these two monumental works of civil engineering and the public who embraced them.

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Author: Angus Kress Gillespie

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813550831

Category: Social Science

Page: 232

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Crossing Under the Hudson takes a fresh look at the planning and construction of two key links in the transportation infrastructure of New York and New Jersey--the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. Writing in an accessible style that incorporates historical accounts with a lively and entertaining approach, Angus Kress Gillespie explores these two monumental works of civil engineering and the public who embraced them. He describes and analyzes the building of the tunnels, introduces readers to the people who worked there--then and now--and places the structures into a meaningful cultural context with the music, art, literature, and motion pictures that these tunnels, engineering marvels of their day, have inspired over the years. Today, when new concerns about global terrorism may trump bouts of simple tunnel tension, Gillespie's Crossing Under the Hudson continues to cast a light at the end of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels.

Crossing the Hudson

"You'd rather hear more about my experiences on the big ocean liners, wouldn't
you? My most terrific crossing was on the France. My God, that was a huge ship,
one of the most beautiful ever! I was on its last voyage in 1973. Just as we were ...

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Author: Peter Jungk

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 9781590513682

Category: Fiction

Page: 232

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Gustav Rubin, a fur dealer in Vienna, flies to New York to spend the summer with his wife and two young children in a lake house north of the city. When he arrives late at JFK, he is met by his opinionated, unrelenting mother, Rosa. They rent a car and set out for Lake Gilead. But Gustav loses his way, and son and mother end up on the wrong side of the river. Trying to find the right route north, they become trapped on the Tappan Zee Bridge in the traffic jam of all traffic jams–a truck transporting toxic chemicals has turned over–and Gustav and Mother remain gridlocked high above the Hudson River. Gustav begins to think of his beloved father, a renowned intellectual, now eleven months dead. Then, in a surprising, highly original twist worthy of Kafka, both Gustav and Mother see the body – “the colossal, golem-like fatherbody” – of Ludwig David Rubin floating naked in the waters below. Crossing the Hudson is a profound meditation on a Jewish family and its past, especially the lasting distorting effects on a son of a famous, vital father and a clinging, overwhelming mother, and of the differences between the generation of European intellectual refugees who arrived in the United States during the Second World War and the children of that generation.

Crossing the Hudson

“Unredeemed Ugliness in Bridge Construction,” Scientific American, August 1924
, 84. 25. Report of Bergen and Willvonseder, Certified Public Accountants,
January 1940, as to the financial history and condition of the Bear Mountain
Hudson ...

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Author: Donald Wolf

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813549507

Category: History

Page: 288

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Fog, tide, ice, and human error--before the American Revolution those who ventured to cross the vast Hudson Valley waterway did so on ferryboats powered by humans, animals, and even fierce winds. Before that war, not a single Hudson River bridge or tunnel had been built. It wasn't until Americans looked to the land in the fight for independence that the importance of crossing the river efficiently became a subject of serious interest, especially militarily. Later, the needs of a new transportation system became critical--when steam railroads first rolled along there was no practical way to get them across the water without bridges. Crossing the Hudson continues this story soon after the end of the war, in 1805, when the first bridge was completed. Donald E. Wolf simultaneously tracks the founding of the towns and villages along the water's edge and the development of technologies such as steam and internal combustion that demanded new ways to cross the river. As a result, innovative engineering was created to provide for these resources. From hybrid, timber arch, and truss bridges on stone piers to long-span suspension and cantilevered bridges, railroad tunnels, and improvements in iron and steel technology, the construction feats that cross the Hudson represent technical elegance and physical beauty. Crossing the Hudson reveals their often multileveled stories--a history of where, why, when, and how these structures were built; the social, political, and commercial forces that influenced decisions to erect them; the personalities of the planners and builders; the unique connection between a builder and his bridge; and the design and construction techniques that turned mythical goals into structures of utility and beauty.

Crossing Hudson

Full-Length Paranormal Romance Beware of slayers in sheep’s clothing.

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Author: Mandy M. Roth

Publisher: Raven Happy Hour

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 370

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Full-Length Paranormal Romance Beware of slayers in sheep’s clothing. Maryann “Ryan” Mackenzie was raised to be the perfect mate to a powerful alpha male, with the sole purpose of helping him resist his dark side. What better way to fight darkness than to make her emulate all that is goodness and light? That was before everything she loved was taken away from her. Sweet Maryann is dead and Ryan has emerged from her ashes, a slayer with one final task to complete. The last thing she needs is a hunky new Guardian getting in her way. Alpha male shifter Hudson Carver is many things, but a glorified babysitter isn’t one of them. When he’s summoned to take on a new charge, he’s less than pleased. She may be a slayer, but there’s a reason he’s been assigned as her Guardian. She’s got a whole heap of evil on her trail and he isn’t about to let one hair on her head be harmed—especially when he realizes who she is to him. His mate. Genre: urban fantasy, paranormal romance, shifter romance, wolf-shifter, fae, magic, dark, urban, hea, kick butt chick, vampire

Canada an Encyclop dia of the Country The Hudson s Bay company History of railways History and doctrines of Methodism The Church of England The Roman Catholic church

27 ) in the following terms : way Committee or the Minister or the inspect “ The
railway of any company shall not be ing engineer , give cognizance thereof to
each of crossed , intersected , joined or united by or with its officers and servants ,
by ...

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Author: John Castell Hopkins

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNJSSZ

Category: Canada

Page:

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Hudson River Crossings

CHAPTER 5 Y Wai Yip heard the roar of an exhaust pipe when he was halfway
through the pedestrian crossing leading to the entrance of the Rut— gers Student
Center. The accident in Chinatown had alerted him to the danger of traffic.

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Author: Tai Cheung Lai

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595406517

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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The commitment of Wai Yip Law to marry an Asian Catholic, a conviction that grows out mainly due to his faith, and partly due to his conflicting Chinese and American values, means he is still single in his early thirties. Alone in New Jersey without friend or family, his search for a companion leads him to a fateful acquaintance with Irene. A Vietnamese girl who has had a nightmarish relationship with her first love, Irene's bitter memory causes her to feel insecure with men, to the point of being emotionally cruel. Pushed ever deeper into the tumultuous entanglement with Irene, Wai Yip turns mentally unstable and depressed, eventually to the brink of attempting suicide. Saved from taking his own life by a freak accident, he becomes obsessed with revenge, using it as a pretext to abandon his own morality along the path of a twisted vengeance...

Hudson River Bridges

Considers (74) S. 1645, (74) S. 3030.

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D021563379

Category: Bridges

Page: 114

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Considers (74) S. 1645, (74) S. 3030.

Conspiracy on the Hudson

One would have to cross the Hudson by ferry from Beacon, twin city to Newburgh.
The next crossing was many miles to the north. It was because of the ferry ride
that Mike Reilly never was able to persuade FDR to fly from Washington, D.C. to ...

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Author:

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781434956231

Category:

Page:

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Report on Surveys for the Extension of the Hartford Providence and Fishkill Railroad from Waterbury to Fishkill

Hudson road decrotocole to seems preferable tihtinuation of the that road .
difficult to best crossground at Location of a crossing over the Railroad on coming
to a proper elevation River Rail - in the descent from Glenham to the river , very ...

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Author: Samuel Nott

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433010110595

Category: Railroads

Page: 62

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The Building of Manhattan

After crossing under the Hudson River, the commuter railroad from New Jersey,
operating since July 1909, ended up exactly where the excavation of the Big
Bathtub would have to be dug. Its trains ran inside two parallel Cast-iron tubes,
each ...

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Author: Donald A. Mackay

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486135908

Category: Architecture

Page: 160

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Meticulously accurate line drawings and fascinating text explain construction above and below ground, including excavating subway lines and building bridges and skyscrapers. Hundreds of illustrations reveal intricate details of construction techniques.

Bulletin

Barnerville , crossing , on rock 50 feet north of railroad ; chiseled square . ...
Esperance , 1 , 250 feet west of Delaware and Hudson station , north end of
stone culvert under Delaware and Hudson Railroad , in coping stone ; bronze
tablet ...

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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015037749929

Category: Geology

Page:

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The Rampart Gold Placer Region Alaska

Feet . 909 . 1 903 . 833 906 . 1 795 . 4 Cobleskill , in front of Delaware and
Hudson station ; top of north rail . . Barnerville , crossing , on rock 50 feet north of
railroad ; chiseled square . . . . Barnerville , crossing , in front of station ; top of
north rail ...

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Author: Louis Marcus Prindle

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105019804603

Category: Geology

Page: 54

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Charter of the City of Hudson Michigan as Granted Under Special Act of 1893 Together with Certain Chapters of the Act of 1873 for the Incorporation of Cities and Ordinances in Force in the City of Hudson

Hudson (Mich.) Thirty - second , To provide for the protection and care of paupers
, and to prohibit and prevent all ... and to construct street crossings in such
manner , and with such protection to persons crossing thereat , as the Council
may ...

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Author: Hudson (Mich.)

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015071355336

Category: Hudson (Mich.)

Page: 157

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Crossing the Heartland

This travel guide offers a unique six-day tour, from St. Joseph, Michigan, on to Chicago, then crossing the Mississippi River and Missouri River Valleys, and the quiet beauty of the Sand Hills of Nebraska, climbing the High Plains to the ...

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Author: John C. Hudson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0813518814

Category: Travel

Page: 124

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This travel guide offers a unique six-day tour, from St. Joseph, Michigan, on to Chicago, then crossing the Mississippi River and Missouri River Valleys, and the quiet beauty of the Sand Hills of Nebraska, climbing the High Plains to the foot of the Rockies in Denver, Colorado.

From the Hudson to the Yalu

As Beech started across, the tide began coming in, and the water, which initially
had been only two feet deep, soon became ... noses, they realized that three of
their men, two Americans and a KATUSA, had drowned during the river crossing.

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Author: Harry James Maihafer

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 0890965544

Category: History

Page: 279

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Their care. It is the story of men such as Sam Coursen, awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing a wounded comrade at the cost of his own life; of Ranger hero Ralph Puckett, fighting off the initial Chinese onslaught; of D.D. Overton, becoming an ace as he scores his fifth aerial victory; or of Herb Marshburn, dying heroically as he leads men trying to escape a Chinese trap. The author, who went to Korea as an armored officer but wound up leading an infantry platoon,

Documents of the Senate of the State of New York

In crossing this hollow, an aqueduct of five arches, of 70 feet span, and 500 feet
in length including the wings, and 60 feet in height to the water line, ... The
Hudson river route, and the Sawmill or interior route, now take the same line to
the city.

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Author: New York (State). Legislature. Senate

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B2883045

Category:

Page:

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Remarks on the Climate and Vegetable Productions of the Hudson s Bay Countries

... in general terms , that , from the shores of Hudson ' s Bay to the Rocky
Mountains , ( a continuation of the Andes ) , the ascent appears to be gentle ,
most rapid , however , about fifty miles from Hudson ' s Bay , where the rivers , in
crossing a ...

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Author: Sir John Richardson

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044106346364

Category: Canada

Page: 35

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Hudson River Bridges

This is , on the average , approximately one crossing for each 30 miles . The
construction of the proposed Tarrytown Bridge would mean three trans - Hudson
crossings in the 36 miles bounded and served by the Bear Mountain Bridge on
the ...

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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00121562753

Category: Bridges

Page: 114

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Hudson River Panorama

More than thirty scheduled ferries operated on the river between New York City
and Troy by 1 9 OO. Winter Crossings Ice formed regularly on the upper portions
of the Hudson River until the 1930s, when deep channels were dredged for the ...

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Author: Tammis K. Groft

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438432569

Category: Photography

Page: 134

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Beautifully illustrated history of the Hudson River and its impact on the peoples and landscape of New York State.