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Board rules WSDOT should have given contractor more warning about pipe struck by Big Bertha before stall

Board rules WSDOT should have given contractor more...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 12, 2015

In regard to the drilling of the new State Route 99 tunnel below Seattle, the Washington State Department of Transportation ...

Water main damaged by Big Bertha repair excavation could cost WSDOT $4 million

Water main damaged by Big Bertha repair excavation...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 14, 2015

Four months after crews temporarily stopped excavation on a repair pit for the world's largest tunnel-boring machine due to ground sinkage, ...

PHOTOS: Big Bertha’s 2,000-ton front end lifted to the surface. How the world’s largest tunneler was raised

PHOTOS: Big Bertha’s 2,000-ton front end lifted...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 01, 2015

After a year of slumber and almost a month after chewing her way into a 12-story repair pit, Big Bertha, the ...

VIDEO: Big Bertha breaks through: tunnel-boring machine enters repair pit, ready for disassembly

VIDEO: Big Bertha breaks through: tunnel-boring machine...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 09, 2015

Though she remains very far from being done, Big Bertha completed a very important leg in her journey beneath Seattle ...

Tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha shut down for “months” due to complexity of needed repairs

Tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha shut down for...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 11, 2014

Washington State Department of Transportation officials say Big Bertha, the world's largest tunnel-boring machine, is likely out of commission for ...

Tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha moves forward 2 feet in test run to see if blockage is fully removed

Tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha moves forward 2 feet...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 31, 2014

After nearly two months of downtime caused by a steel pipe stuck in her teeth, Big Bertha, the world's largest ...

A steel pipe is what brought Big Bertha, the world’s largest tunnel-boring machine, to a halt

A steel pipe is what brought Big Bertha, the...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 06, 2014

The mystery is solved—in part at least. After Big Bertha, the world's largest tunnel-boring machine, was brought to an abrupt halt ...

No. 6 in 2013: Big Bertha digs in before being stopped in her tracks

No. 6 in 2013: Big Bertha digs in before being stopped...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 30, 2013

There's been a lot of excitement this year about the world's largest tunnel boring machine. Named "Big Bertha," she arrived ...

Big Bertha, world’s largest tunnel-boring machine, arrives in Seattle

Big Bertha, world’s largest tunnel-boring...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 04, 2013

The "Big" in Bertha's name isn't there for the catchiness. It's there because it's apt. With a 57-foot diameter and a ...

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