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Seattle Tunnel Contractors To Resume

Digging is slated to resume by November 23rd

07/17/2015

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Damage Done To Tunnel-Boring Machine Greater Than Thought

Seattle Tunnel Partners finished disassembling Bertha and have concluded the damage the machine sustained is more extensive than previously thought.

CBS Seattle–05/18/2015

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Transportation Officials Say New Cracks On Viaduct

The latest inspection of the Alaskan Way Viaduct found additional ground settlement, wider cracks and two new cracks on columns near the area where the Seattle Tunnel Partners are working to fix Bertha, the giant tunnel boring machine that is supposed to dig the highway tunnel to replace the viaduct along Seattle’s waterfront.

CBS Seattle–04/07/2015

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Lawmaker: State Shouldn’t Pay For Extra Seattle Buses

A state lawmaker says he wants to block more state money from going to keep transit buses moving through the construction zone for the Alaskan Way Viaduct tunnel replacement.

CBS Seattle–04/06/2015

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Crews Pulling Pieces Of Seattle Tunnel Machine To Surface

Workers at the Seattle tunnel project have started pulling pieces of the broken tunnel machine called Bertha to the surface for repairs.

CBS Seattle–03/20/2015

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Workers Prepare To Lift Part Of Tunnel Machine Out Of Pit

The contractors building a tunnel under Seattle have invited the media to a special viewing of Bertha, the world’s largest tunnel boring machine, as they prepare to pull it out of a pit for repairs.

03/09/2015

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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

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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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