New tram tracks across Broadway cause heavy traffic disruption along New York City's main thoroughfare.
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)
"City Barricades," Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, November 17, 1866, p. 132