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Posts Tagged ‘Alaskan Way Viaduct’

Seattle, WA: The Big Road Fix

Monday, November 9th, 2015
Seattle, WA: The Big Road Fix

After an earthquake revealed its instability in 2008, the state of Washington announced it was going to tear down a crumbling double-decker stretch of freeway known as the Alaskan Way Viaduct. After a heated debate, the state decided to use a giant drill named “Bertha” to deep-bore underground tunnel to replace it. Seven years later, the Viaduct is still up, Bertha is stuck underground, and the city’s residents have been left to wonder whether this major project will ever be worth the time and money spent on it.

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Washington State DOT: The Alaskan Way Viaduct Tunnel Boring Animation

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

This animation shows an example of what a tunnel boring machine looks like and how it works. – wsdot on YouTube

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South Royal Brougham, WA: Alaskan Way Viaduct Demolition Time Lapse

Monday, November 7th, 2011

In the eight days from Oct. 21-29, 2011, crews made pretty quick work of demolishing the Alaskan Way Viaduct and opening a new mile-long section of SR 99. Since we can’t show you the full eight days of work, we made a time-lapse video so you can see the whole thing in 65 seconds. Learn […]

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South Royal Brougham, WA: Alaskan Way Viaduct Demolition

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Crews work to quickly and safely demolish a span of the Alaskan Way Viaduct near South Royal Brougham Way at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24. – wsdot on YouTube

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