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

Plan Advances To Dig Up Now-Stalled Bertha

The new tunnel would allow workers to dig up and repair the now-stuck boring machine

CBS Seattle–05/09/2014

(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

(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

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

(Photo credit MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Tunnel Boring Machine Resumes Digging In Seattle

The world’s largest tunnel boring machine has resumed digging its way under downtown Seattle.

CBS Seattle–09/23/2013

(Photo credit MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Union Pickets Seattle Tunnel Project Over 4 Jobs

Longshoremen are picketing at the site of Seattle’s $3.1 billion tunnel project, arguing that four jobs along the waterfront have been improperly given to other union workers.

CBS Seattle–08/20/2013

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