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February 12, 2014 at 1:19 PM

Bertha the blues — the South Lake Union tusk

Joe Wells found the tusk while Transit Plumbing was excavating on a project for Rafn Company. (Photo from Jeff Estep / Transit Plumbing)

Speculation abounds the mammoth tusk found at a South Lake Union construction site is a remnant of a prehistoric tunneling project. This would take a lot of pressure off a contemporary cousin, that white elephant Bertha.

Modern digital analysis — finger pointing between the contractor and government agencies — lays the blame on a big steel pipe or a rock  that did not come up in earlier chats. Tsk, tsk.


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