Private Secrets of the Lincoln Tunnel Webinar

Secrets of the Lincoln Tunnel

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about the famous catwalks police used to use to monitor traffic
  • Delight in the story of the elephants that once walked through the tunnel
  • Unpack the nightmarish conditions endured in building the tunnel and how popular demand required a third tunnel to be built
  • Discover new threats to the structural integrity of the tunnel as Hudson River tides shift.
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About This Tour:

Opening to traffic for the first time in 1937, the Lincoln Tunnel connecting New Jersey to Midtown Manhattan was hailed as the New Deal’s next great engineering triumph.  A second tube was built shortly after the Lincoln Tunnel’s first, with a third requested due to increasing traffic built in the late 50s. To this day, the three tunnels service hundreds of thousands of cars and buses coming in and out of New York City. Join Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer, Justin Rivers, as he drives you through the secrets and marvels of NYC’s infamous pieces of infrastructure. And you won’t even have to sit in traffic!

About Justin Rivers:
Justin Rivers is Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer. He is a writer and interpretive historian whose work focuses on inspiring empowerment through storytelling in non-traditional settings. As a playwright, tour guide, and educator, his work is designed to help New Yorkers contextualize and rediscover their city by exploring the past, present, and future of its diverse infrastructure.
Justin’s Off Broadway play, The Eternal Space explored an unlikely friendship that arose from Penn Station’s demolition and enjoyed a successful six-week run at Theatre Row Studios in 2015. He is author and co-collaborator of The Wonder City, a graphic novel that re-imagines the history of New York City. He is also Founding Director of The Character Connection Initiative, a non-profit organization that brings character education and mindfulness practices to inner-city middle school students and teachers throughout the NYC metro area.

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