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March 16, 2014 at 11:27 PM

How Bertha chipped her teeth

Photos from Seattle Tunnel Partners’ winter inspections bear witness to the extremely abrasive soils that lurk below downtown Seattle, and perhaps contributed to tunnel machine Bertha’s lengthy stoppage. Project directors have already reported that drill teeth are wearing out and being replaced faster than expected — no mean feat, given that Lynn Peterson, the Washington State Department…

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June 24, 2013 at 11:57 AM

Aging fireboat Alki to be inspected as city explores its future

In a second attempt to sell Seattle’s 1927-vintage fireboat Alki, the city is having the 123-foot boat dry-docked, cleaned and examined by a marine surveyor. Work could begin as early as Tuesday and is expected to take about a week and a half, said Katherine Schubert-Knapp of the city’s Department of Finance and Administrative Services. The Alki, replaced…

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