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Tunnel Watch

Twenty-four feet. That's how far Bertha The Tunnel Boring Machine has traveled after almost a month. Blame rouge fiberglass strands as well as recent labor disputes as the culprits. That's doesn't bode well for early plans of staying on schedule. Still, it's probably too soon to panic about the 1.7-mile dig, which is still expected to be finished by Fall 2014. [Seattle Times]