Facts & Info

photo of outgoing tunnel at Lincoln Tunnel

Width of each tunnel roadway: 21 feet, 6 inches

Operating headroom: 13 feet

External diameter of tunnel: 31 feet

Maximum depth from mean high water to roadway: 97 feet

Length of tunnel (portal to portal)
North tube: 7,482 feet
Center tube: 8,216 feet
South tube: 8,006 feet

Number of toll lanes: 13

Opened to traffic
North tube: February 1, 1945
Center tube: December 22, 1937
South tube: May 25,1957

2013 Traffic Volumes

Total New York-bound (eastbound) traffic: 18,745,951 vehicles

 



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