Weather: National Weather Service forecast Traffic: The 520 bridge is closed this weekend, set to reopen at 5 a.m. Monday. The closure is related to work for the bridge-replacement project. Tunnel machine damaged: Now comes word that a critical seal is damaged inside tunnel-machine Bertha, and work may not resume for weeks. The shutdown…More
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The Beast on media day: Times columnist Larry Stone says the Hawks’ Marshawn Lynch was in “Least Mode” yesterday and played the media game by his rules. Lo and behold: Tunnel machine creeps ahead two feet. Churn baby, churn. Makes you wonder what the Machinists think about this: Demand for planes boosts Boeing…More
A rock or concrete piece that workers found lodged in the Highway 99 tunnel machine cutter head is about 3.5 feet wide, state transportation spokeswoman Laura Newborn said today. That measurement is meaningful for a few reasons. Tunnel machine Bertha is designed to digest boulders of up to 3 feet in diameter, by pulling them through the conveyor system….More
Weather: Glistening, sunny, in the 40s. The National Weather Service forecast Boeing: A divided Machinists union accepted Boeing’s contract proposal Friday by a slim 51 percent. The deal passed despite a full-throated Vote No campaign led by the union’s local leadership. As the result was announced inside the Seattle union hall filled with Machinists…More
Weather: Mid-60s today. And rain is coming later today, with lots more predicted for Sunday. Starting to be the kind of weather when watching football on the couch sounds pretty good. The forecast. Traffic alert for South Seattle and West Seattle: The northbound I-5 offramp to the West Seattle Bridge and lower Spokane Street/Sixth Avenue South are…More
Union longshoremen are taking down their picket line this morning, and digging should resume in a few days at the Highway 99 tunnel project, Gov. Jay Inslee said. The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) agreed to end picketing while talks continue about who will load the excavated muck onto barges as the giant tunnel machine churns through the…More