Article ID: CBB080470668

The St. Clair Tunnel: A Triumph of Canadian Engineering (1995)

unapi

The St. Clair (River) Tunnel linking Sarnia, Ontario, with Port Huron, Michigan, was the first full-sized subaqueous tunnel built in North America. The Chief Engineer of the St. Clair Tunnel, Joseph Hobson (1834-1917), a native of Guelph, Ontario, successfully combined three distinct and significant new technologies for this project—a steel tunneling shield driven by hydraulic rams, a cast-iron tunnel lining, and a compressed air environment. Most of the engineers, managers, contractors, and suppliers associated with the project were Canadian.

...More
Citation URI
https://data.isiscb.org/isis/citation/CBB080470668/

Similar Citations

Article Robert W. Passfield; (2007)
St. Andrew's Caméré Curtain Bridge Dam, Lockport, Manitoba (/isis/citation/CBB497081602/)

Book McClellan, Jim; (2017)
My life with trains: memoir of a railroader (/isis/citation/CBB826505315/)

Article Huizen, Philip Van; (2010)
Building a Green Dam: Environmental Modernism and the Canadian-American Libby Dam Project (/isis/citation/CBB001030635/)

Article Donald C. Jackson; (1979)
John S. Eastwood and the Mountain Dell Dam (/isis/citation/CBB105127424/)

Book Michael F. Roach; Klug, David R.; Lawrence, Colin A.; (2017)
The history of tunneling in the United States (/isis/citation/CBB356853007/)

Article Peter J. Hutchinson; Alex Balog; (2016)
The Subsurface Mysteries of Wardenclyffe Revealed (/isis/citation/CBB646604934/)

Article R. Angus Buchanan; (1975)
New World 1974 (/isis/citation/CBB358883232/)

Book Robert W. 1950- Jackson; (2011)
Highway under the Hudson: A history of the Holland Tunnel (/isis/citation/CBB273163842/)

Article Giorgio Vittorio Dal Piaz; Alessio Argentieri; (2019)
Sessant’anni del Traforo del Monte Bianco, la storia di un’impresa. Prologo: Da Annibale alle grandi gallerie alpine (/isis/citation/CBB773244504/)

Article Ziauddin, Silvia Berger; (October 2017)
Superpower Underground: Switzerland's Rise to Global Bunker Expertise in the Atomic Age (/isis/citation/CBB480521236/)

Article Timothy James Scarlett; Michael Deegan; Renée Blackburn; (2009)
Two Seasons of Excavation at the 1865 Office Building at Scenic Hudson's West Point Foundry Preserve (/isis/citation/CBB555998492/)

Article William P. Chamberlin; (1983)
The Cleft-ridge Span: America's First Concrete Arch (/isis/citation/CBB665978058/)

Article Victor C. Darnell; (1988)
The Haupt Iron Bridge on the Pennsylvania Railroad (/isis/citation/CBB036533852/)

Article Charles K. Hyde; (1991)
The Birth of the SIA and Reminiscences by Some of Its Founders (/isis/citation/CBB364756149/)

Article Bujaki, Merridee L.; (2014)
Parallel Challenges Building the New York and Rideau Canals (/isis/citation/CBB001201529/)

Authors & Contributors
Huizen, Philip Van
Bujaki, Merridee L.
Darnell, Victor C.
Edward F. Heite
Faith, Nicholas
Jackson, Donald C.
Journals
IA. The Journal of the Society for Industrial Archeology
Pacific Historical Review
International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology
Technology and Culture
Acque Sotterranee
Publishers
Pen and Sword
New York University Press
Society for Mining, Metallurgy
Indiana University Press
Routledge
Concepts
Civil engineering
Industrial archaeology
Management; administration
Tunnels
Dams
Technology
People
Haupt, Herman (1817-1905)
Eastwood, John S.
Hudson, Kenneth
Tesla, Nikola
Quincy Adams Gilmore
Time Periods
20th century
19th century
Places
United States
Canada
France
England
Seattle (Washington, U.S.)
Switzerland
Institutions
Pennsylvania Railroad
Society for Industrial Archeology
West Point Foundry
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record
Comments

Be the first to comment!

{{ comment.created_by.username }} on {{ comment.created_on | date:'medium' }}

Log in or register to comment