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March 17, 2022

Machine digging Ship Canal CSO tunnel is using AI to find boulders in its path

  • The system from the Colorado School of Mines measures vibrations that indicate where there might be a boulder.
    Special to the Journal

    Photos courtesy of the city of Seattle [enlarge]
    MudHoney, the tunnel boring machine, is grinding its way from Ballard to Wallingford.

    A crew member installs decking inside the tunnel alongside the rail system. Rail cars move supplies to MudHoney and transport soil from the machine to the Ballard shaft site for disposal.

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