Seattle’s tunnel dig still on-hold despite discovery of 8-inch pipe blocking Big Bertha

Seattle’s tunnel dig still on-hold despite discovery of 8-inch pipe blocking Big Bertha
A surveyor sets up his gear near the south end of the SR 99 tunnel on Friday, Dec. 6. Bertha, the SR 99 tunneling machine completed her first 1000 feet of tunneling a day earlier. (Photo Courtesy: WSDOT)

John Carlson delves into the infuriating story of the multi-billion-dollar Alaskan Way tunnel dig story which is now on perpetual hold after the tunneling machine was damaged after hitting a huge pipe last month.