Drill press used Seattle

TBM Bertha before their shipment to Osaka in Japan. Photo: WSDOT / Flickr

Bertha is a plump lady who brings the proud weight of 70 tons on the scale, has a penchant for obscurity and does like dirty. Bertha is a tunnel boring machine, the largest of its kind - and probably the only one with a twitter account from. Anna Lampert

Bertha is almost 18 meters high, 70 tons and 100 meters long. She likes it dirty. Particularly small gravel and concrete rings have it done to her. They abhorred sunlight, however, usually. Not so much, however, such as cruises - that in any case leave their tweets in recent weeks suggest.

Bertha Twitter account.
Photo: Screenshot ksta.de

Bertha Twitter account.
Photo: Screenshot ksta.de

Bertha is the world's largest, twittering tunnel boring machine and a small Internet star.Bertha Twitter account. Present condition: very exhausted. Behind her is a more than 8, 000-mile journey in a container ship across the Pacific. In many dozens of individual parts it was shipped from Osaka, Japan to Seattle. Here it is to dig through the soil in the summer and about 3 kilometer tunnel drilling, the 2015 replaced stilts highway.

I'm in 41 pieces packed tightly on a ship. It's 54 degrees. Not what I had in mind whenthey told me I was taking a cruise, but I'm on my way.

You can follow Bertha's big adventure since the beginning of December on Twitter. Amusing she describes her journey from one continent to another, explains their future job under the earth - and talks even with Seattle's landmark, the Space Needle.

More than 2, 000 followers, the twitter account of the tunnel boring machine already. Losbohrt Once they are supposed to be still watching her work on a live webcam.

More than a digital Gag

Mars Rover Curiosity More than one million people follow the little Mars rover Curiosity on Twitter. liefert die Nasa immer neuste Informationen von der Marsmission. About the account @ MarsCuriosity always provides the latest information from NASA Mars mission.

Bertha's digital life is far more than just spreading funny news on the web: media journalist Ulrike Langer, relocated from Cologne to Seattle two years ago, describes in her blog Digital Medial a real buzz around the excavation unit. With her cheerful nature and their precise statements on the tunnel project Bertha despite the prospect of many months of construction, detours and traffic jams in Seattle.

Bertha Twitter account.

2005-04-03 23:44:08 by coastie3

Volumne 2

ACTIVIST JUDGE, n. A judge who attempts to protect the rights of minorities--most especially homosexuals--against the tyranny of the majority. (Amy Mashberg, Austin, Texas)
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES, n. New locations to drill for oil and gas. (Peter Scholz, Fort Collins, Colorado)
CIVIL LIBERTIES, n. Unnecessary privileges that you aren't afraid of losing unless you are a God-hating, baby-killing, elitist liberal who loves Saddam Hussein more than your own safety. (Megan Ellis, Bellingham, Washington)
CLIMATE CHANGE, n. Global warming, without that annoying suggestion that something is wrong

2005-04-03 18:22:32 by coastie3

More Dictionary

ACTIVIST JUDGE, n. A judge who attempts to protect the rights of minorities--most especially homosexuals--against the tyranny of the majority. (Amy Mashberg, Austin, Texas)
ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES, n. New locations to drill for oil and gas. (Peter Scholz, Fort Collins, Colorado)
CIVIL LIBERTIES, n. Unnecessary privileges that you aren't afraid of losing unless you are a God-hating, baby-killing, elitist liberal who loves Saddam Hussein more than your own safety. (Megan Ellis, Bellingham, Washington)
CLIMATE CHANGE, n. Global warming, without that annoying suggestion that something is wrong

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