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Originally published Friday, April 5, 2013 at 12:42 PM

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Seattle tunneling machine still on ship in bay

The world's widest tunnel boring machine arrived in Seattle Tuesday on board a ship from Japan that has yet to pull up to a terminal.

The Associated Press

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SEATTLE —

The world's widest tunnel boring machine arrived in Seattle Tuesday on board a ship from Japan that has yet to pull up to a terminal.

The Transportation Department says the ship was scheduled to start unloading Friday but that has been delayed while arrangements are made.

The ship with yellow cranes, a black hull and the words "Jumbo Shipping" on the side remains in Elliott Bay.

The $80 million machine called Bertha was built at a factory in Osaka. Its 41 pieces will be reassembled in a pit to begin the year-long dig to create a two-mile tunnel under downtown Seattle.

The new section of Highway 99 replacing the Alaskan Way Viaduct will have a diameter of nearly 58 feet.

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