'Bertha': Will She Finish?

Neff, Thom L.
November 2015
Candy Industry;Nov2015, Vol. 180 Issue 11, p108
Trade Publication
The author expresses his views on the proposed construction of the 9,300-feet-long tunnel using Bertha, the world's largest tunnel-boring machine in Seattle, Washington. The author mentions the results of the Seattle Department of Transportation survey regarding the independent risk assessment of the tunnel construction. He also cites the different issues of assessment risk, environmental noise and cost of the tunnel construction.


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