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Lady Bird is installed below Washington D.C. before getting to work last year.

Lady Bird is the 1,300-ton tunnel-boring machine...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Mar 19, 2014

Each year in Washington, D.C., about 2 billion gallons of raw sewage is dumped into the Potomac River, the Anacostia River ...

Repairs to Big Bertha will require a 12-story pit and removing the tunnel-boring machine’s cutterhead

Repairs to Big Bertha will require a 12-story pit and...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 28, 2014

Officials from the Washington State Department of Transportation have announced that in order to repair the world's largest tunnel-boring machine, ...

Construction worker uncovers mammoth tusk from Ice Age (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Construction worker uncovers mammoth tusk from Ice Age...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 18, 2014

While excavating for plumbing trenches on the jobsite of a high-rise apartment complex in the Seattle, Washington neighborhood of south ...

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 ...

Tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha moves forward 2 feet in test run to see if blockage is fully removed

Tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha moves forward 2 feet...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 31, 2014

After nearly two months of downtime caused by a steel pipe stuck in her teeth, Big Bertha, the world's largest ...

Concrete work the “sweet spot” for Wm. Winkler Co., 2014 Contractor of the Year finalist (VIDEO)

Concrete work the “sweet spot” for Wm. Winkler Co.,...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 28, 2014

“We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Co., one of 12 ...

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 ...

Workers return to Washington state jobsite after discovery of radioactive soil

Workers return to Washington state jobsite after...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 07, 2013

Though likely somewhat reluctant, workers returned to a jobsite in Richland, Washington Thursday after radioactive soil was found there. According to ...

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 ...

Funding isn’t there to rebuild partially-collapsed I-5 bridge in Washington

Funding isn’t there to rebuild...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 28, 2013

Despite the increased attention it has given to the problem, the aftermath of a partial collapse of a bridge on ...

Washington’s I-5 bridge collapse highlights need for infrastructure funding

Washington’s I-5 bridge collapse highlights need...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 24, 2013

Thursday night, a truck with an oversized load struck a portion of the I-5 bridge near Seattle, Washington, sending a ...

Utah leads U.S. in decline of construction deaths, D.C. tops list of injury declines

Utah leads U.S. in decline of construction deaths, D.C....

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 21, 2013

Construction deaths declined at a faster rate in Utah between 2008 and 2011 than in any other state, according to ...

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