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Bertha (tunnel boring machine) Wikipedia

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Alaskan Way Viaduct Follow Bertha

August 2017: Final piece of dismantled machine removed While Bertha was underground, this page tracked her progress beneath Seattle. With the machine dismantled and removed, we are now tracking tunnel progress on a new page. Find the new tunnel progress tracker here

Big Bertha -- world's largest tunnel boring machine

26.12.2013· Named after one of Seattle's early mayors, the $80 million drill Big Bertha is 326 feet long, weighs 6,700 tons, and does much more than drill. John Blackstone reports on what the high-tech...

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Bertha SR 99 Tunneling Machine | Flickr

Bertha SR 99 Tunneling Machine These photos highlight the journey of Bertha, the tunneling machine that dug the State Route 99 tunnel beneath downtown Seattle. Visit www.alaskanwayviaduct for more information. Learn more about Bertha at her webpage or follow her on Twitter @BerthaDigsSR99.

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Big Bertha Tunneling Machine johanklaps.be

Big Bertha Tunneling Machine 2015-12-8the enormous mission to rescue the worlds largest tunneling machine 2014-08-02 170000 big bertha was all set to dig a nearly two-mile tunnel in seattle but just 1000 feet into her journey she hit a mysterious object that halted her progress Learn more 40 years of industry experience providing one-stop solution

Hard grind: The epic journey of the world's biggest tunnel

On April 4, the world's largest tunnel boring machine broke through to the open air after almost four years underground. Called Bertha, the giant digger was tasked with the challenge of building a...

Bertha, Seattle's SR 99 Tunneling Machine, Is Finally Done

04.04.2017· The tunneling machine, named for former Seattle mayor Bertha Knight Landes, boasts a 57-foot diameter and measures 325 feet long. After dropping into a

Bertha breaks through: SR 99 tunneling machine emerges

Background on tunneling machine repairs Manufactured in Japan by Hitachi Zosen Corp., Bertha arrived in Seattle in April 2013. The machine was launched from a pit near the stadiums in July of that year. In December 2013, STP stopped mining after measuring increased temperatures in the machine.

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The World’s Largest Tunnel-Boring Machine Must Be Saved

Bertha was built by heavy-machine-maker Hitachi Zosen of Japan, which had constructed more than 1,300 tunneling machines before her. Once she steamed into Seattle in 41 pieces in April 2013, her...

America's Biggest Tunnel-Boring Machine Is Stuck

Bertha is part of a $3.1 billion plan to replace Seattle's aging Alaskan Way Viaduct with a bored tunnel, and the $80 million machine was going gangbusters at first, churning 30 feet per day...

Big Bertha Tunneling Machine johanklaps.be

Big Bertha Tunneling Machine 2015-12-8the enormous mission to rescue the worlds largest tunneling machine 2014-08-02 170000 big bertha was all set to dig a nearly two-mile tunnel in seattle but just 1000 feet into her journey she hit a mysterious object that halted her progress Learn more 40 years of industry experience providing one-stop solution

The World's Largest Tunneling Machine

The World's Largest Tunneling Machine The 7,000-ton machine, named after Seattle's first female mayor, is digging a tunnel this summer to replace the city's iconic highway, the Alaskan Way Viaduct....

Goodbye Bertha: Final piece of the tunneling machine

23.08.2017· Even while Bertha was still tunneling, crews were building the roadway inside the tunnel and working on electrical and other systems. With the machine completely gone, that work can continue uninterrupted along the 9,270-foot tunnel Bertha dug beneath Seattle. You can follow the work on a new progress tracker page.

Bertha – The World’s Largest Tunnel Boring Machine

Photo – WSDOT on Flickr EPBMs consist of a shielded portion and an unshielded portion. At the back of the shielded portion are a series of 48 hydraulic cylinders that give Bertha her 392,000 kN (88,105 kips) of forward thrust. The operator (s) use these hydraulic jacks in segments of 8 to “steer” the TBM along the prescribed alignment.

More problems for tunneling machine Bertha

After tunneling just 2 more feet, the machine known as Bertha is in trouble again. Friday morning, the state revealed the giant machine built to dig the tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct...

Bertha breaks through: Tunnel boring machine completes

The world's largest tunnel boring machine, dubbed Bertha, finished its $2.1 billion, four-year journey drilling a 1.75-mile path under Seattle when it broke through to daylight on Tuesday,...

Bertha breaks through: SR 99 tunneling machine emerges

Background on tunneling machine repairs Manufactured in Japan by Hitachi Zosen Corp., Bertha arrived in Seattle in April 2013. The machine was launched from a pit near the stadiums in July of that year. In December 2013, STP stopped mining after measuring increased temperatures in the machine.

What happens to Bertha after digging is done? We’ve got

At 57 feet, 4 inches in diameter, Bertha was the world’s largest boring machine when it began tunneling beneath Seattle. But a German company manufactured a slightly larger machine to tunnel in...

Tunnel boring machine Wikipedia

A tunnel boring machine (TBM), also known as a "mole", is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil and rock strata. They may also be used for microtunneling. They can be designed to bore through anything from hard rock to sand.

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Seattle's Big Bertha Tunneling Machine : mechanical_gifs

Seattle's Big Bertha Tunneling Machine. Close. 3.9k. Posted by 21 days ago. Seattle's Big Bertha Tunneling Machine. 125 comments. share. save hide report. 97% Upvoted. Log in or sign up to leave a comment log in sign up. Sort by. best. View discussions in 6 other communities. level 1. 198 points · 21 days ago. Even more appropriate for this sub: Here's it being disassembled after use. level 2

The World's Largest Tunneling Machine

The World's Largest Tunneling Machine The 7,000-ton machine, named after Seattle's first female mayor, is digging a tunnel this summer to replace the city's iconic highway, the Alaskan Way Viaduct....

Bertha (tunnel boring machine) Infogalactic: the

Bertha, also known as Big Bertha, is a 57-foot-diameter (17.4 m) tunnel boring machine built specifically for the Washington State Department of Transportation's (WSDOT) Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement tunnel project in Seattle. It was made by Hitachi Zosen Sakai Works in Osaka, Japan, and the machine's assembly was completed in Seattle in June 2013.. Tunnel boring began on July 30,

Bertha resumes tunneling in Seattle The Tunnelling Journal

Tunneling machine repairs To access the machine, STP built an 80-foot wide, 120-foot-deep access pit in a work zone west of the Alaskan Way Viaduct. STP moved the machine into the access pit and on March 30, 2015, lifted the 2,000-ton front end to the surface.

Bertha | KNKX

Bertha has reached her goal. The cutterhead on Seattle's troubled tunnel machine broke through the 20-foot-thick wall of a rescue pit at about noon on Thursday. Video from a television helicopter showed a big plume of dust coming from inside the pit as the machine emerges. Seattle Tunnel Machine Bertha Moves Toward Access Pit

Massive tunneling machine stuck under downtown Seattle

08.05.2014· At 57 feet in diameter, it's touted as the world's biggest tunneling machine. It was even given a name, Bertha. But now, after digging just over 1,000 feet, Bertha is broken down and stuck...

Tunnel timeline: From conception to tunnel completion to

13.12.2019· Bertha reaches one-mile mark. The machine is located 200 feet below First Avenue, north of Stewart Street.

Mystery of Seattle's Tunnel Borer Blockage Solved

The Washington State Department of Transportation said Friday that the steel pipe that stopped Bertha, as the borer is nicknamed, on Dec. 6 is a 119-foot-long well casing installed in 2002 to study...

Fly Through the Massive Tunnel They're Carving Under

Life has not been entirely kind to Bertha, the largest tunnel boring machine in all of North America. About two years ago, the machine, which measures 57 feet tall and 325 feet long, started...

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