viaduct http://kuow.org en Problems And Progress For Seattle's Waterfront Tunnel http://kuow.org/post/problems-and-progress-seattles-waterfront-tunnel <p></p><p>The world’s largest tunneling machine started grinding into the soil beneath downtown Seattle Tuesday afternoon. The machine known as Bertha is digging a 58-foot-wide tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct.</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:11:25 +0000 John Ryan 17674 at http://kuow.org Problems And Progress For Seattle's Waterfront Tunnel Bertha To Get Send-Off Before Burrowing Below Seattle http://kuow.org/post/bertha-get-send-burrowing-below-seattle <p>Very soon, a massive piece of machinery will start to burrow two miles out from Seattle. It’s building&nbsp;the tunnel that will replace the Alaskan way viaduct.</p><p></p><p>Tomorrow, WSDOT is hosting a big sendoff for the biggest tunneling machine in the world, affectionately named Bertha. The public is invited to check it out Saturday between 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., provided closed-toed shoes are worn. Fri, 19 Jul 2013 19:09:41 +0000 Sara Lerner & Kara McDermott 17030 at http://kuow.org Bertha To Get Send-Off Before Burrowing Below Seattle The West Side Of The Mercer Mess Ramps Up http://kuow.org/post/west-side-mercer-mess-ramps <p>Driving around Seattle this weekend will be trickier than normal. The Seattle Department Of Transportation plans to close parts of Aurora and Mercer Street around South Lake Union as part of the effort to convert Mercer into a two-way street. The city's now focusing on the Mercer West project, the section of Mercer between Dexter Avenue and West Fifth Avenue. Fri, 17 May 2013 20:20:03 +0000 Derek Wang 13296 at http://kuow.org The West Side Of The Mercer Mess Ramps Up The Tradition Of Naming Tunneling Machines http://kuow.org/post/tradition-naming-tunneling-machines <p></p><p>Bertha is here. The world’s largest tunnel boring machine arrived in Seattle Tuesday after being shipped from Japan. It’s expected to reach land sometime this week. After that, in a few months, it will get to work drilling the tunnel that will replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct.</p><p> Wed, 03 Apr 2013 14:38:05 +0000 Derek Wang 10775 at http://kuow.org The Tradition Of Naming Tunneling Machines