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April 2, 2013 at 12:33 PM

Where’s Bertha? Track the tunnel digger’s approach

Tunnel-boring machine “Bertha” arrives on the M/V Fairpartner in Elliott Bay. (Photo by Greg Gilbert / The Seattle Times)

The ship bearing Bertha, the enormous boring machine that will excavate the new Highway 99 tunnel in downtown Seattle, is on its final approach to downtown Seattle. If you’d like to find out where to go to get a glimpse of the 58-foot-diameter behemoth while under way, check out this marine tracking link. And here is a WSDOT map of places where you can view it once it arrives.

It’s arriving in pieces and will be assembled in the pit where it will soon begin its two-mile journey under the Seattle waterfront.

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