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First piece of Evergreen tunnel machine arrives

The first piece of the Evergreen Line tunnel boring machine was delivered in Port Moody today. The rest will be delivered over the next three weeks. - GOVERNMENT OF BC
The first piece of the Evergreen Line tunnel boring machine was delivered in Port Moody today. The rest will be delivered over the next three weeks.
— image credit: GOVERNMENT OF BC

The first piece of the tunnel boring machine to build the $1.4-billion Evergreen Line arrived in Port Moody today (Tuesday).

The massive section of equipment — called the cutter head, weighing 130 tonnes — came by rail and truck to PoMo from the Ontario manufacturer to help drill the 2 km tunnel under the Seaview neighbourhood, west of Barnet Highway.

Tunnel construction expected to start in February.

Photos of the Evergreen Line tunnel boring machine can be seen on Flickr:www.flickr.com/photos/tranbc/sets/72157632226282626/with/10676111733/

Tunnel boring construction:www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca/documents/TopStories/130705_HowWeBuildIt.pdf

Traffic information: 24/7 traffic information: 604 927-2080 and www.evergreenline.gov.bc.ca

 

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