Posts Tagged ‘Bertha’

April 5th, 2017 - 9:25 am § in The Ave Scene


Seattle, WA – Bertha, one of the world’s largest tunnel boring machines, emerged north of downtown Seattle on Tuesday shrouded in clouds of dust and chunks of falling concrete, completing the most difficult phase of a plan to build a highway under the heart of the city. The breakthrough of t[...]

May 9th, 2016 - 11:08 am § in The Ave Scene

It’s rather ridiculous to name something as phallic as a tunnel boring machine after a woman.

Over at Crosscut, Knute Berger writes abut the role of the Washington State Department of Transportation We have another candidate for a Knowsitall award.  Knute Berger is the self appointed guru of Seattle journalism, a relic actually of the glory days when David Brewster fostered good writing as [...]

December 22nd, 2015 - 12:43 am § in The Ave Scene

Its Alive!

Bertha begins digging again! Bertha back on the move after 2 years of delays The troubled but refurbished Highway 99 tunnel machine Bertha resumed drilling in a sandy pit early Tuesday, continuing its long journey to South Lake Union.Updated 11:41 am Previous Bertha coverage at Seattle Time[...]

December 8th, 2015 - 1:06 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: What is this?

A. Part from space capsule retrieved off of Florida B. German WW II submarine hatch C. Cutting face of Seattle’s Big Bertha D. Ancient computer E. Entry to X lair for new movie.  [...]

September 19th, 2015 - 10:45 am § in Misc.

The Ave Challenge: What is this?

                        A. Seattle’s tunnel machine B. Scene from “The Building of The Enterprise” C. Machine being used to tunnel water to Israel D. Topping out of Dubai Tower E. Assembly of rocket motor for Soyuz  [...]

January 4th, 2014 - 12:14 am § in Misc.

Pipe, Left by a Contractor 11 Years Ago, Blocks Bertha

Tunnel-boring machine’s major malfunction: A 115-foot-long, eight-inch-wide steel pipe.[...]

January 3rd, 2014 - 12:05 pm § in The Ave Scene

What is blocking the tunneling machine?

The Seattle Times reports ideas from Fifth Graders Fifth-grader Marina Sanchez, writing that she felt “a bit like Nancy Drew,” captured the spirit of the essay like this: People are buzzing about what could be beneath our very own city … monster, a haunted boat, a train car. It could be ma[...]

April 29th, 2013 - 11:14 pm § in Misc.

NBA Was Right Not to to Move A Basketball Team to a City Full of Rats!

The Sacramento Bee Reports: Rodent Activity Climbs Along Seattle Waterfront By Sprague Pest Solutions Published: Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013 – 2:10 pm SEATTLE, April 23, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — As Bertha, the Highway 99 tunnel boring machine is reassembled and readied for its digging duti[...]

January 3rd, 1942 - 1:02 am § in Misc.



January 1st, 1942 - 2:43 pm § in The Ave Scene

Am I confused or does the Crosscut Logo Look LIke Big Bertha?