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Author Topic: Tractor-trailers and the Holland/Lincoln tunnels  (Read 619 times)

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Tractor-trailers and the Holland/Lincoln tunnels
« on: February 28, 2019, 08:36:21 PM »

In trying to find historical photos of the tunnels, I found an interesting picture of the NY entrance to the Holland (description says this photo was taken in 1960) when bi-directional tolling was still in effect:

Did trucks actually using the Holland really persist until 9/11 or were there restrictions in place long before then?  The PANYNJ only restricts trucks from using the Lincoln's center tube but I wonder if they mean just big rigs or any commercial truck.  Are they trying to force all trucks onto the GWB, which is over 150 blocks away?
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Re: Tractor-trailers and the Holland/Lincoln tunnels
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2019, 11:06:06 PM »

According to NYCRoads.com, anything under the 12'-6" height restriction was using the Holland until 2001. They can still use the Lincoln or the Verrazano. (Apparently trucks can't use Lincoln center tube, though I'm not sure if that applies during 1-way operation such as overnight closures of the other tubes.)

 


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