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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 ...

Big Bertha’s delays have pushed back the opening of the tunnel it’s digging by 20 months…so far

Big Bertha’s delays have pushed back the opening...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 24, 2014

Seattle's new State Route 99 tunnel is officially 20 months behind schedule, and it's all Bertha's fault. The Associated Press reports ...

Drilling delays a problem for tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha even as she slumbers below ground

Drilling delays a problem for tunnel-boring machine Big...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 31, 2014

Crews in Seattle are now expected to finish digging a 12-story pit to reach stalled tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha one ...

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 ...

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 ...

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