National Geographic : 1951 Mar
© National Geographic Society 288 Kodachrome byB.Anthony Stewart Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, Diving Under the East River, Links Long Island's WesternTip toManhattan Island This new artery eases congestion in the older Queens-Midtown tube and on bridges. Each car pays a 35-cent toll tohelp defray the $80,000,000 cost. Unfinished Brooklyn-Queens Expressway curves on stilts across the tunnel's approach. Blocks of residential and business properties are sacrificed tosuch improvements.