June 2013, Vol. 25, No.6

Splash Shot

'Lady Bird' to do dirty job

On April 9, DC Water (Washington, D.C.) named its massive tunnel-boring machine and christened it with District of Columbia tap water. Named “Lady Bird,” the machine will have a giant cutter head attached and sent underground to tunnel more than 6 km (4 mi) along the Potomac River at a depth of approximately 33 m (100 ft).

 

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