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Seattle Industry Spring 2009

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Seattle Industry Online is published by the Manufacturing Industrial Council of Seattle

Contents Spring 2009

Volume 6, Number 1 (PDF version 3.8 MB)

Illustration by Deb McCarroll, Studio Pacific



Special Report - Dig This


We're as sick and tired of the Alaskan Way Viaduct as you are but the deep bore tunnel idea changes everything. The politics surrounding the project remain stormy but it is the best viaduct replacement option and it brings a whole new way of looking at a complex civic challenge that has so far flummoxed the best of us.

SPECIAL REPORT - Alaskan Way Viaduct

4 Deep Bore Breakthrough

The deep bore option causes the least traffic disruption to State Route 99 and Interstate 5 during construction. What more do we need to know?

12 Disruption and Construction

How the traffic disruption issue hurt the public process and how a citizen advisory group may have helped save the day.

17 What the Deep Bore Tunnel Is - And Isn't

A short description of tunnel ins and out from the Cascadia Center of the Discovery Institute. (.pdf)

22 Boring Technology Is Anything But

A trip to Metro's Brightwater sewer project shows how the truly amazing technology really works.

24 Kent Chunnelers

Dick Robbins and his dad helped build the boring machines that dug the English Channel "chunnel." In Kent.

30 Think Globally, Act Locally

Wise Up. The tunnel doesn't work until it works for Ballard.

35 Still Moving

Virginia and Greg Blaine relieve the boring monotony with a look at the Unigard migration survey courtesy of Continental Van Lines.