Saturday, June 21, 2014

Surprise, surprise! (Late post)

Don't know how I forgot this one in my "Drafts" folder.

During my abortive online post-graduate education, we studied Boston's Big Dig. The fact that Seattle is at least as Bolshie as Bahstain, if not quite as corrupt, went a long way to convince me that replacing the Alaska Way Viaduct along Seattle's waterfront with a tunnel was a Bad Idea. (Plus the fact that I have a cursory knowledge of geology and engineering...)

Estimate: No Bertha drilling for a year | Local News | The News Tribune
 Bertha won’t dig until at least March | Local News | The Seattle Times

So, their tunneling machine ran into a pipe that no one knew was there, and got broked. Idiots.

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