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Seattle Tunnel Machine Reaches Rescue Pit By Breaking Through Wall

Bertha, Seattle’s tunnel machine, achieved what officials called “a significant milestone” on Thursday when it broke through a 20-foot-thick concrete access pit wall into a shaft so that it can be pulled out and repaired.

CBS Seattle–02/19/2015

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Seattle Tunnel Machine Breaks Through Wall

Bertha has reached her goal

02/19/2015

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Seattle Tunnel Machine ‘Bertha’ Moves Toward Access Pit

Bertha is on the move.

CBS Seattle–02/18/2015

(Credit: Washington Department of Transportation)

State: OK To Restart Digging Of Tunnel Access Pit

State transportation officials gave Seattle Tunnel Partners the OK on Tuesday to resume excavation on a pit being dug to reach and repair Bertha, the broken tunneling machine.

CBS Seattle–12/16/2014

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Sinking Seattle Street Closed

City and state transportation officials closed a street adjacent to the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project in Seattle because a portion of the road was cracked and sinking

1090 The Fan–12/11/2014

(Credit: Washington Department of Transportation)

Seattle Highway Tunnel Project Hits Another Snag

Workers have stopped digging the pit to rescue the stalled boring machine for a tunnel under downtown Seattle.

CBS Seattle–10/24/2014

file photo of a tunnel boring machine (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 (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

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