The 50-year-old George Massey Tunnel was the first project in North America to use immersed tube technology.
Nehemiah “George” Massey was the driving force behind its construction.
The tunnel which connects Delta and Richmond to downtown Vancouver by carrying Highway 99 traffic under the south arm of the Fraser River, was opened on May 23, 1959. The tunnel was originally known as the Deas Island Tunnel.
According to Doug Massey, son of George Massey, the biggest challenge in...