Purpose

To consolidate, disseminate, and gather information concerning the 710 expansion into our San Rafael neighborhood and into our surrounding neighborhoods. If you have an item that you would like posted on this blog, please e-mail the item to Peggy Drouet at pdrouet@earthlink.net

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Big tunnel digger 'Bertha' arrives in Seattle

 http://seattletimes.com/html/picturethis/2020694548_berthaarrivesinseattle.html

By Heather Trimm, April 2, 2013



 



A crew member of the ship carrying Bertha, the giant boring machine, is in red (far right) dwarfed by the 57 1/2-foot cutting face of the machine.






 



Bertha, the tunnel boring machine, arrives in 41-pieces aboard a ship from Japan Tuesday. It's welcomed by the spray from a Seattle fireboat and a harbor tour cruise by the bow.



For more photos from Bertha's arrival, visit the gallery.

For more information on Bertha's arrival and where you can see it, check out our graphic.