The dirty work under the District
As you read this, a giant mechanical earthworm named Lady Bird is carving a cavernous path beneath the Potomac from Blue Plains toward Nationals Park, creating the first of several tunnels designed to greatly reduce sewage overflows into the area’s rivers. Read related article.
Sources: Brett Zernich, construction manager for Traylor- Skanska-Jay Dee joint venture; Carlton Ray, director of D.C. Clean Rivers Project; James Wonneberg, resident engineer for DC Water; Ray Hashimee, assistant resident engineer for DC Water. By Bonnie Berkowitz, Patterson Clark and Richard Johnson/The Washington Post.