Drilling 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 that should greatly reduce sewage overflows into the area’s rivers.

Sources: Brett Zernich, construction manager for Traylor-Skanska-Jay Dee joint venture; Carlton Ray, director of DC Clean Rivers Project; James Wonneberg, resident engineer for DC Water; Ray Hashimee, assistant resident engineer for DC Water. Updated July 22, 2015. | BONNIE BERKOWITZ;PATTERSON CLARK AND RICHARD JOHNSON/THE WASHINGTON POST February 16, 2014
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