Boring the Seattle Tunnel

The City of Seattle says farewell to Bertha as she starts her journey burrowing for over a year under Seattle's streets.

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A reporter interviews some of the students who named Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine. The students, soon-to-be sixth-graders from Poulsbo Elementary School, were recognized during a public dedication ceremony for the machine on July 20, 2013. Bertha's name - a tribute to former Seattle Mayor Bertha Knight Landes - was chosen in December 2012 as part of a contest for kindergarten through 12th-grade students.
Photo by WSDOT
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