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Another month delay for repairing Bertha

It’s taking longer than expected to dig a hole to fix Highway 99 tunnel-machine Bertha. But managers still expect Bertha to be repaired by March. Above, steel tubes, some with drilling teeth, are at the job site for the repair pit.

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It’s taking longer than expected to dig a hole to fix Highway 99 tunnel-machine Bertha. But managers still expect Bertha to be repaired by March. Above, steel tubes, some with drilling teeth, are at the job site for the repair pit.

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