Notes from the Underground: The Secret Tunnels of Brooklyn

Notes from the Underground: The Secret Tunnels of Brooklyn
Innovation
Contributing Writer
  • 23 march 2009

Enter Electus Litchfield, contractor-swindler. It is Litchfield who Bob Diamond can thank for his tunnel. Litchfield was paid $130,000 to refill the tunnel, but instead simply capped its ends, sealed its manhole covers, and forged documents to state that the tunnel had been completely refilled. After that, the world’s first subway was forgotten.

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