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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 tunnel large enough to carry four lanes of motor traffic under the heart of Seattle. The story of how ...

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A tunnel boring machine (TBM), ... 2.M-30 EPB Tunnel Boring Machine - the largest built in the world ; Video on how a Tunnel Boring Machine works; Herrenknecht TBM ...

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Gizmag goes inside the world's largest tunnel boring machine. On Saturday,the world's largest tunnel boring machine was dedicated in the city of Seattle.

Elon Musk tweets photo of his giant tunnel boring machine ...

Herrenknecht AG, one of the world's biggest tunnel-boring machine makers, ... Elon Musk tweets photo of his giant tunnel boring machine. e-mail; 1.8k. shares.

The World's Largest Tunnel-Boring Machine | Popular Science

After a 2001 earthquake severely damaged the double-decker section of Seattle's Route 99 highway, state and city officials decided to move the main thoroughfare underground. In July, they unleashed Bertha, the world's largest-diameter tunnel-boring machine. Built in Japan and reassembled in the ...

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

Bertha has broken through. After nearly four years underground, Seattle's beleaguered boring behemoth clawed its way into daylight yesterday, leaving a 1.7-mile tunnel behind it. And now that its job is done, workers can at last move an aging, potentially dangerous stretch of elevated highway ...

World's largest tunnel-boring machine finally breaks through

SEATTLE — The world's largest tunnel-boring machine broke through a concrete wall beneath Seattle on Tuesday to reach the end of its long, troubled...

Gizmag goes inside the world's largest tunnel boring machine

On Saturday,the world's largest tunnel boring machine was dedicated in the city of Seattle. "Bertha," as it's known, will spend the next 14 months boring a 1.7 mile (2.7 km) tunnel under the city to replace a viaduct damaged in a 2001 earthquake.

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The First Modern Tunnel Boring Machine. ... The Robbins Company invented ... this one being the world's largest hard rock TBM. The machine was the first ever to ...

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Russian operator company NCC (Nevskaya Concession Company) has placed an order with German manufacturer Herrenknecht for the world's largest tunnel boring machine (TBM).

The world's biggest boring machine Bertha is taken out for ...

Contractors building a highway tunnel under Seattle are preparing to remove the world's largest boring machine so that it can be repaired. The gigantic drill, known as Bertha, stopped working in December 2013 after digging just 1,000ft of its two-mile journey to replace the aging Alaska Way, which was damaged in 2001 by an earthquake.

The largest tunnel boring machine (TBM) in the world finished ...

The tunnel will become a double-decker highway, scheduled to open in 2019 It was in April of 2013 that the 57-foot wide boring machine arrived in Seat...

World's biggest tunnel machine Bertha emerges from ... - Autoblog

Bertha, the world's largest tunnel-boring machine, ends its journey today. It has spent four years traveling less than two miles to build a new car tunnel underneath Seattle.

Big Bertha's Two-Mile Subterranean Journey Is Almost Over

More than 150 feet below the streets of Seattle, Bertha presses on, boring a 57.5-foot diameter tunnel underneath the city. The largest tunnel boring machine (TBM) in the world when it was built, Bertha weighs a gargantuan 6,700 tons and stretches 326 feet long. After getting stuck in late 2013 ...

Bertha (tunnel boring machine) - Wikipedia

Bertha was designed and manufactured by Hitachi Zosen Sakai Works of Osaka, Japan, and is the world's largest earth pressure balance tunnel boring machine, at a cutterhead diameter of 57.5 feet (17.5 m) across.

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If you are planning to tunnel through ... Tunnel Boring Machines Products. ... Ultimately every contractor wants the best machine possible to complete the project on ...

Fly Through the Massive Tunnel They're Carving Under Seattle

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 excavating a two-mile tunnel under downtown Seattle. Seven months later, it ground to a halt, stuck. It had ...

History - Herrenknecht AG

In December, Herrenknecht delivers the by then largest tunnel boring machine in the world (Ø 15.55m) ... Herrenknecht looks back on 30 years of successful history.

Watch Bertha, the world's largest tunnel boring machine ...

From the dark depths beneath Seattle, Bertha the SR 99 tunnel machine headed out of the muck and into daylight on Tuesday, completing a final push in a years-long effort to create space for a new highway beneath the city.

Big Bertha, world's largest tunnel-boring machine, arrives in ...

The "Big" in Bertha's name isn't there for the catchiness. It's there because it's apt. With a 57-foot diameter and a length of a football field, Big Bertha is the world's largest tunnel-boring machine. She's quite hefty too. Bertha is assembled from 41 parts, the largest of which ...

How a Tunnel-Boring Machine Drills Underground - YouTube

How a Tunnel-Boring Machine Drills Underground NYCEDC. Loading ... Jumbo transports largest tunnel boring machine 'Bertha' - Duration: 2:20.

Alaskan Way Viaduct - Tunneling

Once the tunnel opens, ... The machine completed its tunneling on April 4, 2017 and was fully dismantled and removed from the tunnel on Aug. 23, 2017.

Mega TBMs - TunnelTalk

A Herrenknecht mega-Mixshield of 17.6m diameter became the largest machine in the world when it launched in 2015 ... Mega-EPBM for Italian highway tunnel - TunnelTalk ...

Sand Grinds World's Largest Tunneling Machine To A Halt

Contractors working for the state of Washington are planning a high-stakes operation to rescue Bertha — the world's largest tunneling machine. Bertha is supposed to be boring a 2-mile highway tunnel under downtown Seattle, but it got stuck in December. Bertha is on Seattle's waterfront, between ...