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Bertha is nearly ready to start tunneling again (VIDEO)

Bertha is nearly ready to start tunneling again (VIDEO)

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Dec 17, 2015

The massive tunnel-boring machine that's been sidelined in Seattle for two years could be back to boring by New Year's. The ...

Bertha delayed again; won’t restart drilling until late December

Bertha delayed again; won’t restart drilling...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Oct 26, 2015

The Seattle Tunnel Partners have once again delayed the restart of drilling for the State Route 99 tunnel, with Bertha not expected ...

Crews prepare soil for Bertha to begin tunneling again

Crews prepare soil for Bertha to begin tunneling again

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Oct 16, 2015

One of the last steps to getting Big Bertha back to boring beneath Seattle is underway. The Washington State Department of ...

Worker dies following fall into water-filled trench near Seattle

Worker dies following fall into water-filled trench...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 08, 2015

A construction worker died last week near Seattle after suffering a fall into a trench likely caused by a medical ...

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 ...

Did Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel really require Big Bertha? Indeco argues breakers are the answer

Did Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel really require Big Bertha?...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 23, 2015

  Tunnel boring machines such as Big Bertha, the 7,000-ton machine sidelined after a massive fail under the streets of Seattle, ...

Barrier rolls from overpass during construction, kills young couple, infant son in Washington

Barrier rolls from overpass during construction, kills...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 15, 2015

A construction project to install a sidewalk along an overpass in Washington turned tragic Monday morning when a piece of ...

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 ...

Crane sends pipe careening into Seattle bus on Highway 520 bridge followed by a crashing traffic sign

Crane sends pipe careening into Seattle bus on Highway...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 19, 2015

Eight passengers on a bus traveling across the Highway 520 in Seattle were hospitalized Tuesday night after a construction accident ...

Big Bertha wakes from one-year nap, begins to chew her way into repair pit

Big Bertha wakes from one-year nap, begins to chew her...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 19, 2015

For the first time in more than a year, Big Bertha actually bored. According to a report from the Seattle Times, the world's largest ...

Crews reach the end of digging a 120-foot repair pit Bertha will chew her way into.

PHOTOS: Fixing Bertha: How workers dug a 12-story pit...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 11, 2015

No. 8 Story in 2015 « No. 9 No. 7 »   The Big Bertha saga recently received a major update: crews ...

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