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Excavation stopped on Big Bertha repair pit due to major ground sinkage in area

Excavation stopped on Big Bertha repair pit due to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 15, 2014

The latest in a long string of delays to affect tunnel-boring machine Big Bertha has far greater implications than any of the ...

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 ...

Camera gives a live view of construction on Big Bertha’s 12-story repair access pit

Camera gives a live view of construction on Big...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 13, 2014

Just because Big Bertha is down for nearly a year, that doesn't mean work around the world's largest tunnel boring ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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