"Bertha" loaded onto ship in Japan for Seattle trip

03/8/2013 | KING-TV (Seattle)

The 5-story-tall tunnel-boring machine named "Bertha" has been loaded in 41 pieces onto a ship in Japan for its trip to Seattle. The machine, which is expected to arrive in the city later this month, will be used in the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program. Meanwhile, crews at the Seattle site are 80% finished with work on what will become a 400-foot-long, 80-foot-deep launch pit where the borer will be assembled.

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