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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Guests at a July 20, 2013 public dedication ceremony for Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine, try to get a glimpse of the machine as its five-story-tall cutterhead spins. More than 5,000 people attended the event, which celebrated the machine's approaching departure beneath downtown.
Photo by WSDOT
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In the community
Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.

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