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October 21, 2010

County says TBM will be cut up and railed out

  • The machine has been stuck in the Brightwater conveyance tunnel since it broke down last year.
    Special to the Journal

    Photo courtesy of King County [enlarge]
    Workers are expected to start removal of the TBM “Rainier” in the coming weeks. Pictured, the machine’s cutter head arrives at the tunnel site in 2007.

    Work to remove the tunnel boring machine stuck in the Brightwater conveyance tunnel is expected to start in the next few weeks, clearing the way for contractors to complete the $1.8 billion project.

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