Port tunnel boring halfway done
Project expected to be done in 2014
The massive Port Miami tunnel has reached a new milestone.
The tunnel-boring machine is now halfway across the channel and inching further along every day. So far, it has bored through more than 2,000 feet of rock underneath the channel.
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Four barges are also in place along the channel to help place reinforcing concrete pillars and grout along the tunnel path.
Once it is done, there will be two side-by-side tunnels, each more than 40 feet wide, with two lanes of traffic each.
The tunnel is expected to be finished by 2014.
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