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Bertha back to drilling after suspension is “conditionally lifted”

Bertha back to drilling after suspension is...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Feb 26, 2016

Bertha hasn't been blessed with the best of luck in Seattle, but the world's largest tunnel boring machine is back to drilling ...

Washington governor halts Bertha tunneling after sinkhole forms

Washington governor halts Bertha tunneling after...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jan 18, 2016

Bertha didn't get back to work for long. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has put the brakes on the massive tunnel boring machine ...

Bertha breaks through repair wall and begins tunneling soil once more (VIDEO)

Bertha breaks through repair wall and begins tunneling...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jan 13, 2016

It's taken two years in repairs and delays, but Bertha has broken through her concrete repair pit. 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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Failing Culverts — Solution Options with special...

Posted by Tina Grady Barbaccia on Nov 07, 2009

Since corrugated metal pipe (CMP) was first introduced for culvert applications, untold miles of CMP have been installed across the ...

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