Today we stay in our backyard and feature a Boston structure. You might be asking what does Ted Williams have to do with this?
Well, the tunnel was named after the “Splendid Splinter” who we believe to be the greatest hitter ever. The Ted Williams Tunnel completion doubled Boston’s cross-harbor tunnel capacity from four lanes to eight.
The .75-mile underwater part of the 1.6 mile tunnel was built using a dozen steel tube sections, each longer than a football field, that were sunk into a trench on the Boston Harbor floor and connected together.
Along with the completion of the I-90 Extension, the Tunnel provided motorists from south and west of Boston direct access to Logan Airport, saving drivers as much as 45 minutes off the previous route.