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Repairs to Big Bertha will include 86 tons of steel reinforcement to tunnel-boring machine’s bearing, cutter drive

Repairs to Big Bertha will include 86 tons of steel...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 18, 2014

The largest tunnel-boring machine in the world needs a bit of reinforcement against the "wet and abrasive soils" deep below ...

Before Bertha repairs begin, archaeologists will test soil for artifacts

Before Bertha repairs begin, archaeologists will test...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 25, 2014

Before workers in Seattle begin to dig a 12-story pit to make the necessary repairs to get the world's largest ...

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 ...

Another mystery overheats, halts tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha once more

Another mystery overheats, halts tunnel-boring machine...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 04, 2014

The Washington State Department of Transportation officials in charge of the world's largest tunnel-boring machine have another mystery on their ...

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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