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Thousands celebrate new traffic tunnel in Seattle with race

Seattle began a three-day goodbye party Saturday for an aging, double-decker viaduct that’s served as a main artery for commuters for decades.

UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 18, 2018

Elon Musk to unveil underground tunnel, transport cars

Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is set to unveil an underground transportation tunnel on Tuesday that could move people faster than subways.

State approves request to fill aging Hanford tunnel

The Department of Energy has been cleared to immediately begin stabilizing a tunnel containing highly radioactive waste that is at risk of collapse.

Second Hanford radioactive tunnel collapse expected. And it could be more severe

The possible collapse of a second Hanford tunnel storing radioactive waste is both more likely than thought a year ago and the effects potentially more severe, according to Hanford officials.

Road crew uncovers tunnel near Mexico border in Texas

The U.S. Border Patrol says a road construction crew has uncovered an abandoned tunnel in Texas, just north of the border with Mexico.

Israel digs deep to thwart tunnel threat from Gaza Strip

Massive earthworks and mounds of sandy soil line the Israel-Gaza border as the Israeli military forges ahead with an ambitious subterranean barrier to detect and prevent attack tunnels from reaching …

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 10, 2017

Israel says it destroyed Hamas tunnel using new techniques

The Israeli military on Sunday said it has destroyed a tunnel built by the Hamas militant group that stretched from the Gaza Strip several hundred yards into Israeli territory, declaring …

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 30, 2017

Gaza tunnel into Israel discovered and detonated

The Israeli military said it discovered and detonated a militant tunnel on Monday that was dug from Gaza into Israel, in a rare flare-up along the tense border that has …

Stonehenge tunnel gets OK; diverted to ease druid dismay

British authorities on Tuesday approved plans for a contentious and long-delayed road tunnel under the site of Stonehenge – but altered its route so it won’t impede views of the …

Chinese migrants lead US agents to San Diego border tunnel

Officials say dozens of migrants fleeing from Border Patrol agents led authorities to a surprising discovery: A tunnel under the US-Mexico border in San Diego used to bring Chinese nationals …

Seattle tunnel machine Bertha completed disassembled

The last piece of the world’s largest tunnel-boring machine has been lifted from its disassembly pit beneath Seattle.

Seattle tunnel machine ‘Bertha’ reaches end of long, troubled journey

A tunnel-boring machine has broken through a concrete wall beneath Seattle in a troubled multibillion-dollar project to replace a waterfront highway with an underground roadway.

UPDATED: Sun., April 2, 2017

Giant drill boring Seattle tunnel nears finish line

Twenty-nine months late, the massive drill boring a new Highway 99 tunnel below Seattle is almost done with its work.

UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017

Gonzaga’s Mike Roth has tunnel vision on game days

It’s game day for Mike Roth. But Roth won’t be in his assigned seat a row or two from the court.

Seattle’s tunneling machine Bertha veers off course

Recent surveys have found that Seattle’s new highway tunnel is a few inches off course and digging has stopped until next week while more measurements are made.

Seattle tunnel machine back to work after maintenance

Seattle’s tunnel machine Bertha is back in action after a short day for crew rest and maintenance.

Sinkholes a concern as Seattle tunnel machine continues work

As Seattle’s tunnel project prepares to bore beneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct, city and state officials are worried about growing sinkhole risks.

Carjacking leads to chase, crash in Seattle’s I-90 tunnel

SEATTLE – An early morning carjacking led to a high-speed chase and a crash in the Interstate 90 tunnel that closed eastbound lanes for hours. KOMO-TV reported that it all …

Jim Kershner’s this day in history

From our archives, 100 years ago One of the “great engineering feats performed by man” – the Snoqualmie Tunnel of the Milwaukee Road – was completed and ready for traffic.