Bertha’s Back: Front end of broken Seattle tunnel machine lifted out of ground

March 31, 2015 5:11 AM

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SEATTLE (AP) — Crews have lifted the scuffed and rusty disc-shaped front end of the broken tunnel-boring machine called Bertha from the ground in Seattle, hauling it out of a 120-foot-deep pit so it can be repaired.

The Seattle Times reports ( ) the process seemed to go smoothly, with the 2,000-ton machine segment emerging from the ground Monday.

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