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Queens Midtown Tunnel
The Queens Midtown Tunnel is a toll road in New York City crosses under the East River and connects the Borough of Queens at Long Island City terminus of I-495 with the Borough of Manhattan between the major crosstown thoroughfares of 34th and 42nd Streets in the Midtown Manhattan area. Opened to traffic in 1940, it consists of twin tubes, carrying an aggregate of four traffic lanes.
Arnold Salkin was the first person to die in the tunnel from vehicular traffic.
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