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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 ...

Unstoppable Force, Immovable Object: Seattle’s Big Bertha halted by mystery object

Unstoppable Force, Immovable Object: Seattle’s...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 19, 2013

Has Big Bertha met her match? She has, at least for the time being. The world's largest tunnel-boring machine was recently ...

Is green building movement enough to revive use of heavy timber for framing in construction?

Is green building movement enough to revive use of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 23, 2013

"Green building" and the aim to reduce carbon emissions in the construction of a building are fine goals. But is ...

Top 5 Cities for Electric Cars

Top 5 Cities for Electric Cars

Posted by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle on Aug 26, 2013

Some of the cities on this list are probably obvious, but I was surprised about a few of the cities ...

Subway expansion in Delhi to set record with simultaneous use of 34 tunnel-boring machines

Subway expansion in Delhi to set record with...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 28, 2013

Seattle might have the world's largest tunnel-boring machine, but Delhi, India will soon have a record-setting host of the machines ...

HOTless in Seattle

HOTless in Seattle

Posted by John Latta on Jun 18, 2013

It appears some road planners in the Seattle area assumed that drivers would be willing to pay their way out ...

Big Bertha, world’s largest tunnel-boring machine, lowered into starting position in Seattle

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

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 05, 2013

With the digging of the Washington State Route 99 tunnel in Seattle scheduled to start in July, the Washington State Department of ...

2013’s bridges: A Skagit River reminder

2013’s bridges: A Skagit River reminder

Posted by John Latta on May 28, 2013

Did the collapse of the I-5 bridge across the Skagit River in Washington State demonstrate a need for increased investing ...

I-5 bridge collapse highlights need for transportation funding

I-5 bridge collapse highlights need for transportation...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 28, 2013

The Interstate 5 bridge collapse that occurred Thursday night in Washington State underscores a larger problem the state is facing: ...

Seattle tests bikes as disaster relief (VIDEO)

Seattle tests bikes as disaster relief (VIDEO)

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on May 22, 2013

Seattle, Washington, next month will test bikes as a means of disaster relief, Road.cc reported. The city will hold Disaster Relief ...

Slow trains going faster

Slow trains going faster

Posted by John Latta on Apr 12, 2013

Anderson Cooper upsets people. I like that. It’s a big part of what he’s supposed to do. This time it’s the ...

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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