Construction of the Holland Tunnel

Construction of the Holland Tunnel began on October 12, 1920 that runs between New York, NY, and Jersey City, NJ, USA, beneath the Hudson River. Continue reading

Pierre Riquet

Paul Riquet was born in Béziers, Hérault, France, the eldest son of solicitor, state prosecutor and businessman Guillaume Riquet. Continue reading

Canal du Midi First Built

Engineer Pierre Riquet constructed the Canal du Midi tunnel in France 1681 with a length of 515 feet (157 meters). Continue reading

Alfred Nobel

Alfred Bernhard Nobel (/noʊˈbɛl/; Swedish: [ˈalfrɛd nʊˈbɛlː] (About this soundlisten); 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. Continue reading

Tunnel Linking France and Switzerland

A 7 km mountain tunnel linking France and Switzerland under Mount Cenis in the Alps was completed in December 1870. Continue reading