Leadership

Special Apparatus Protects Tunnel

Issue 25 and Volume 83.

Special Apparatus Protects Tunnel The twenty-four million dollar Detroit-Canada Tunnel constructed between Detroit, Mich., U. S. A., and Windsor, Ont., Dominion of Canada, the first international vehicular subway ever to be constructed, was formally opened Saturday night, November 1, 1930. Distinguished offcials of both the United States and Canadian Government’s, and prominent citizens of Detroit and Windsor attended the ceremonies. At the international boundary line midway the tunnel, it is fifty feet below the Detroit Kiver. A unique installation in the tunnel consists of a combination wrecker and fire-fighting, dual-control unit. This truck is equipped at either end with winches, dollies and jacks for quick handling of motor vehicles wrecked within the tunnel. It is also completely equipped with fire-fighting apparatus, and with materials for administering first aid to the injured. Built into the unit there are four-wheel-driving mechanisms which permit steering the truck through the wheels on eitner axle,…

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