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Interesting Engineering   08 May 2019   World  
<p>Tunnels are some of the greatest engineering feats humanity has ever undertaken. We (humankind) have, in fact, been digging them for millennia.<br />But, they have not all been excavated for purely logistical reasons. Tunnels were, and still are, widely ...
Los Angeles Curbed   16 January 2019   USA   Los Angeles  
<p>In December, tech billionaire Elon Musk and his tunneling startup, The Boring Company, unveiled a mile-long tunnel beneath Hawthorne&mdash;a prototype of an undergroundtransportation system called &ldquo;Loop.&rdquo;<br />Musk has repeatedly suggested that ...
Business Today   17 October 2018   India  
<p>For the first time in India, a railway station will be built inside a tunnel at a height of 3,000 metres, on the strategic Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line close to the Sino-India border, a senior official told PTI.<br />While many metro stations in Delhi and other ...
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VPR   08 November 2017   USA   Connecticut  
<p>A giant, miles-long tunnel is about to be drilled hundreds of feet beneath Connecticut&rsquo;s capital. This subterranean project will take years, cost hundreds of millions of dollars, and the hope is, result in cleaner water for the Connecticut River and ...
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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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doha news   14 December 2015   Qatar   Doha  
<p>With tunneling on the Doha Metro roughly 60 percent complete, some of the massive boring machines that have spent months underground are starting to surface.</p> <p>Residents recently caught a glimpse one of the country&rsquo;s 21 tunnel boring machines ...
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VINCI   09 December 2015   Sweden   Hallandsas Tunnels  
<p>- VINCI Construction Grands Projets and its Swedish partner Skanska succeeded in building the tunnels through the &ldquo;impenetrable mountain&rdquo; <br />- Sweden&rsquo;s longest railway tunnels were built using VINCI Construction Grands Projets&rsquo; ...
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The Seattle Times   04 November 2015   USA   New York,Manhattan  
<p>NEW YORK (AP) &mdash; A massive new commuter rail project below New York City&rsquo;s Grand Central Terminal &mdash; one of the nation&rsquo;s largest transportation upgrades &mdash; is slowly rolling forward, including a tunnel costing $1 million per foot, ...
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Bangkok Post   23 October 2015   Thailand   Chao Phraya River  
<p>Work on Thailand's first rail tunnel under the Chao Phraya River is expected to finish by Dec 5 this year and will connect with the Sanam Chai station train to be developed into a "palace hall" on the extended Blue Line rail route. <br>More than 75% of ...
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nytimes.com   02 October 2015   USA   Hudson River  
<p>The federal transportation secretary said on Thursday that officials were taking important initial steps to accelerate long-stalled plans to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River.</p> <p>Speaking at a business breakfast in Manhattan, the secretary, ...
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