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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 ...

20,000 Washington residents expected to celebrate Walk to School Day

20,000 Washington residents expected to celebrate Walk...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Oct 07, 2013

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced Monday that it estimates 20,000 students, parents, teachers and community leaders in ...

VIDEO: Crews move I-5 permanent replacement span into place

VIDEO: Crews move I-5 permanent replacement span into...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Sep 16, 2013

[Correction: The article previously noted that WSDOT expects work to be completed in early October. It has been edited to ...

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 ...

Can your bridges withstand a hit by a heavy semi?

Can your bridges withstand a hit by a heavy semi?

Posted by John Latta on Jul 18, 2013

A disturbingly large number of America’s bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete (see Better Roads’ November bridge inventory). But ...

More than 200 Washington bridges are fracture-critical

More than 200 Washington bridges are fracture-critical

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 17, 2013

More than 200 of Washington state’s bridges are classified as fracture-critical and could collapse if a key component of the ...

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation discusses infrastructure investment at bridge collapse hearing

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation...

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jun 18, 2013

The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies met Thursday for a hearing, where the ...

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 ...

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 ...

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