Love it or hate it, the SR-99 tunnel project is rapidly coming to completion after some traumatic fits and starts. Bertha, the sole tunnel boring machine for the project, is two blocks from its exit point in Lower Queen Anne. In a unique inside look, the Washington State Department of Transportation gives a 360 degree view of the machine at work and the tunnel behind it under construction.


  1. Looks like a sizable helping of Corvus brachyrhynchos is being heated for all the confident naysayers. I’m hoping that the first vehicle through the tunnel is a Metro or Sound Transit express bus from somewhere southwest to South Lake Union.

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