Bertha and the Viaduct: Closer than ever?
at 4:46pm by Joe Copeland
The Washington State Department of Transportation advises citizens to chill about reports that the Alaskan Way Viaduct is settling farther into the ground. The sinking was anticipated in the planning process for boring the tunnel that will replace the nearby viaduct, WSDOT said in a statement Tuesday. Monitors detected ground settlement of as much as .4 inches, which is "well within" the limits set by engineers. And the department said it can do more to shore up the viaduct if need be. We hope. — J.C.