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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 ...

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

The Big Bertha saga recently received a major update: crews with lead contractor Seattle Tunnel Partners have finished digging the ...

PHOTOS: Six bridge/transportation projects receive 2014...

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Oct 14, 2014

  Winners of the 2014 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Design Awards competition have been announced, and six bridge/transportation projects were honored. “It ...

VIDEO: Watch time-lapse of Highway 99 construction

VIDEO: Watch time-lapse of Highway 99 construction

Posted by Brian Ethridge on Sep 03, 2014

The Washington State Department of Transportation was kind enough to release the following time-lapse video of construction on Highway 99. ...

State agencies focus on travelers for July 4th weekend

State agencies focus on travelers for July 4th weekend

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Jul 03, 2014

With many highway work zones closing for the long weekend, some state agencies are turning their focus to safety and ...

Washington State’s Willapa River Bridge opens

Washington State’s Willapa River Bridge opens

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Apr 29, 2014

The Willapa River Bridge on State Route 6 in Pacific County, Washington is set to open to motorists on Wednesday, ...

The ABCs of RCC

The ABCs of RCC

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Dec 04, 2013

Roller-compacted concrete advances its invasion of pavements As roller-compacted concrete inexorably penetrates existing asphalt pavement markets, research into their composition and ...

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 ...

MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

MAP-21: The good, the bad and the lessons learned

Posted by Amanda Bayhi on Sep 30, 2013

With reauthorization less than a year away, many agencies are thinking about ways lawmakers can improve the new federal bill. Four ...

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 ...

DOT Loses State’s Trust

DOT Loses State’s Trust

Posted by Lauren Heartsill Dowdle on Sep 04, 2013

Delays and redesign costs have added an extra $128 million to the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) Highway 520 ...

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 ...

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