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Finally, Bertha blockage diagnosed

We finally have news on the trouble with the Seattle tunneling project. (Dec 12, 2013: Something’s in the way: Seattle tunnel path blocked) As expected, it was not as spectacular as hyped. No buried UFO, no underground alien lair, no buried treasure. What’s blocking Bertha: a huge steel pipe | The Today File | Seattle Times.…

Something’s in the way: Seattle tunnel path blocked

What has stopped the drill bit is unknown. Engineers have to investigate. Don’t panic, yet. The mystery continues: What is blocking tunneling machine under Seattle. The Transportation Department and contractors building a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle are trying to identify the mystery object that has blocked their tunnel boring machine. The machine called Bertha…