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Seattle Curbed   27 March 2018   USA   Seattle  
<p>It&rsquo;s been almost a year since Bertha the tunnel-boring machine completed its job drilling the tunnel that will eventually replace the State Route 99 Viaduct, and in the drill&rsquo;s wake, crews have been busy building a road. Now, that work is largely ...
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The Seattle Times   02 November 2017   USA   Seattle  
<p>The Highway 99 tunnel construction project moved into a new direction this week. Northbound.<br />The upper, southbound deck is almost finished, which clears enough room beneath for assembly to begin for the lower deck that will carry traffic north from ...
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CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT   23 October 2017   USA   Seattle  
<p>Go two miles in two minutes under downtown Seattle to see the progress on the city's double-decker underground highway.</p> <p>Washington State's DOT does a great job using drones to show off some of its best work. This video captures the ongoing construction ...
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The Seattle Times   22 July 2016   USA   Seattle  
<p>Bertha&rsquo;s problems will cost Washington state an estimated $223 million in cost overruns, and further delay the Highway 99 opening &mdash; until early 2019.</p> <p>OLYMPIA &mdash; Tunnel-machine Bertha&rsquo;s two-year breakdown will cost Washington ...
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Q13fox   03 May 2016   USA   Seattle  
<p>SEATTLE — Bertha the tunnel-boring machine has now excavated 117 feet of the 385 feet needed before the SR 99 Alaskan Way Viaduct can reopen to traffic.<br>Seattle Tunnel Partners has installed 17 rings since mining started up again on Friday, WSDOT announced ...
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MyNorhtwest   07 December 2015   USA   Seattle  
<p>Bertha could resume tunneling before Christmas if work stays on schedule.</p> <p>Seattle Tunnel Partners Project Director Chris Dixon told the Seattle City Council that crews are in the "final stages" of testing the boring machine that is being pieced together ...
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The Seattle Times   09 May 2015   USA   Seattle  
<p>The state should have done more to warn Seattle Tunnel Partners about a steel pipe that tunnel machine Bertha struck Dec. 3, 2013, three days before the giant drill overheated and stalled, a dispute review board has ruled. The decision isn&rsquo;t binding, ...
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The Seattle Times   15 April 2015   USA   Seattle  
<p>IN the aftermath of last year&rsquo;s lethal Oso landslide, the state Legislature has unanimously authorized an expanded state program to map slide-prone slopes and other geologic hazards. Equally important, the state would make that information more accessible ...
Bloomberg Business   08 April 2015   USA   Seattle  
<p>About 20 workers wearing hard hats and reflective vests clump together on the edge of a chasm near Seattle&rsquo;s waterfront, peering down a hole 120 feet deep and 83 feet wide. The last men have been craned out of the pit in a yellow metal cage. Gulls ...
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The Seattle Times   31 March 2015   USA   Seattle  
<p>The front of tunnel-boring machine Bertha emerged from its deep access vault late Monday afternoon, after a trouble-free day of crane tests and hoisting. It is now resting on the surface of Seattle’s waterfront.</p>
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