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Welcome (and soon goodbye to) Brenda, our own Tunnel Boring Machine

April 28th, 2014 · 4 Comments

Update: There is now a Sound Transit press release about this event here.

Brenda, the Tunnel Boring Machine that already bored a segment of the light rail tunnel from downtown to the University of Washington, is being given a send off this afternoon at the Maple Leaf Portal.

With speakers, ceremony and a smashed cider bottle, Brenda is on her way again from the portal across First Avenue Northeast from Silver Platters and SAS Shoes.

Two light rail tunnels will be drilled from this location to Sound Transit’s Roosevelt Station, on 12th Avenue Northeast near Northeast 65th Street.

Marcus Donner, at the Puget Sound Business Journal, has more photos here.

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