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New tram tracks across Broadway cause heavy traffic disruption along New York City's main thoroughfare.

Traffic chaos on Broadway, New York City, after the laying of crossing train lines, October 29, 1866, artist's impression, detail.

Massive traffic disruptions immediately struck Broadway on a Monday morning after the Dry Dock and East Broadway Railroad Company linked Park Place to Fulton Street, across New York City's main thoroughfare in work over the weekend.  The section of Broadway between Vesey and Fulton Streets was already a bottleneck and the double line of tracks further added to the chaos there.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"City Barricades," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, November 17, 1866, p. 132