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Alaskan Way Viaduct

(photo credit: Washington State Dept of Transportation)

Bertha Will Not Dig Again Until March 2015

Bertha, the machine boring the State Route 99 tunnel in Seattle, will not resume digging until the end of March 2015 and that the tunnel will not open until November 2016, according to the Washington State Department of Transportation.

CBS Seattle–04/21/2014

Many of Big Bertha's cutter-head openings are clogged with dirt and debris. (Credit: Washington Department of Transportation)

Large Wall Part Of Seattle Tunnel Machine Repair

It seems that everything connected with the effort to dig a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle is big — from the tunneling machine that stopped working last December, to a large plywood wall planned to shield neighbors from the noise of repairing the machine.

CBS Seattle–04/03/2014

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More Cracks Found In Alaskan Way Viaduct

A routine inspection was conducted the weekend of March 1-2 and discovered new and widening cracks near Spring and Seneca streets.

CBS Seattle–03/10/2014

file photo of a tunnel boring machine in Italy (photo credit: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

6 Month Delay ‘Optimistic’ For Seattle Tunnel

An official for the contractor boring the Seattle Highway 99 tunnel says a six month delay in the stalled construction is a “slightly optimistic” forecast.

CBS Seattle–02/28/2014

file photo of a tunnel boring machine in Italy (photo credit: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

Seattle Viaduct Sinks Half-Inch Near New Tunnel

The Alaskan Way Viaduct has sunk nearly half-an-inch at one location where a machine has been boring a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle.

CBS Seattle–02/25/2014

Many of Big Bertha's cutter-head openings are clogged with dirt and debris. (Credit: Washington Department of Transportation)

Fixing Seattle Tunneling Machine Will Take Months

Wash. DOT says many of Big Bertha’s cutter-head openings are clogged with dirt and debris.

02/11/2014

file photo of a tunnel boring machine in Italy (photo credit: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

Seattle Tunneling Operations On Hold Yet Again

Seattle’s massive tunneling operation is on hold yet again due to ongoing problems with the world’s largest boring machine, officials said Friday.

CBS Seattle–01/31/2014

file photo of a tunnel boring machine in Italy (photo credit: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

Tunnel Boring Machine To Restart

The giant machine digging a highway tunnel under Seattle is expected to resume light work this week, but officials still don’t know what stopped the giant drill for nearly two months, the Washington State Transportation Department said late Monday.

CBS Seattle–01/28/2014

file photo of a tunnel boring machine in Italy (photo credit: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

3-Foot Chunk Stuck In Tunneling Machine

Crews have found a hard object more than 3 feet wide lodged in the tunneling machine that’s currently stalled 60 feet under the city of Seattle, officials said Wednesday.

CBS Seattle–01/22/2014

file photo of a tunnel boring machine in Italy (photo credit: GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images)

Digging Down To Stuck Seattle Tunnel Machine

The Transportation Department says help is on the way for a massive machine that became stuck last month while boring a tunnel under downtown Seattle.

CBS Seattle–01/08/2014

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