Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Water, Water, Everywhere. NYC Completes Water Tunnel #3

For all you water fans out there, New York City opened Water Tunnel #3 on October 16, 2013, to supply water from the City's reservoir in Yonkers to various parts of the City. If you don't believe me, just read this article in the New York Times. The Mayor actually (ceremoniously) turned the valve to lopen the tunnel to bring the water to Manhattan.

What? You're not a water fan?. Look, if you weren't a water fan then you wouldn't be at this web site.  This web site is about the High Bridge or, at it is formally known, The Aqueduct Bridge. THE first structure built to bring a water supply onto the island of Manhattan from the North (I know, I know, but that was in the 1840s.  I say, "Who's counting?)"

Actually, this has been an audacious project costing billions of dollars and spanning decades of time to complete.  While the Aqueduct Bridge became obsolete a long time ago, it played a very important part in making New York one of the most awesome cities in the world.  It is the infrastructure for water lines, electric cables, roads, tunnels, bridges, harbors, sewerage, etc. that make a city what it is.  And New York has massive infrastructure that has made it great.

Let's all celebrate the new tunnel by going to the bathroom and flushing our toilets.

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