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.

A look at Lady Bird. A giant mechanical drilling machine.
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. Published on February 16, 2014, 12:01 a.m.
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