EDI.NOTE: since this writing FEB ’13 the SEATTLE BIG DIG (they named her BERTHA) has encountered a giant boulder under a Teamster-owned building. Just joking.
Myself, I’m done in the mud.
THIS ONE GOES back to the front of the line cuz of the under-reported posturing regarding the Big Dig West. Also I am now on the side of good not evil. Trading deadline. Very Cool I know go figure. That ain’t in the Times either. What you do read is the fracturing of the local from the nationwide AFL-CIO. Reminds me when the Longacres cabal had given enough guff downline they COULD NO LONGER get booked on boards anywhere. STUPID D*CKS went limp. If my position ain’t clear it’s merely cuz…
you’ve warbled my little wren
The horseracin’ nonsense; hey, they deserved it. In a similar waY, the brotherhood is protective to extreme prejudice of those collective bargains struck. The nationwides better get back on board and support and defend that which all have worked to achieve; not the least of which?
a certain dignity
Duh. Shut up I’m talking.
In other news so i say, my buddy down the docks says Italian Carpenters got the tasks cuz the bidder could do what he wanted. Yeah, underground. But let me ask you, is this a waterfront? And do all the activities germane to your operation need to pass through this waterfront as a simple facilitation of your tasks? Good so far.
Are waterfronts run by carpenters, nimrod?
Tell me, if the darn barge can’t take away via proper channels the lumbering remnants created by your ill-advised offshore theft of jobs from the brotherhood, whoa, if you think, allow me once more a rephrasing… who did you think you are?
That’s kinda how Teamsters talk. Ya can’t ask ‘em what’s gonna happen ‘cuz they hook you in with their absurd stance on economy. Like they say next
HWY 99 by-pass Viaduct opens 4/4/53
Initially, the viaduct ended with a stub at Railroad Way S. A short, 0.2-mile extension segment was completed in 1956 by Rumsey and Company. The contract for the final stretch, to S.Holgate Street, was awarded to the Morrison-Knudsen Company and Rumsey and Company in June 1956. Work was completed and the new roadway, which ultimately connected State Route 99 to S. Spokane Street, opened in 1959. Initially, four ramps were proposed at Seneca, Spring, Columbia and Union streets. In the end, two were built. The Seneca Street off-ramp was completed in October 1961, and the Columbia Street on-ramp was opened in 1966.
Ain’t no paul dorpat
then and now
but Abby my
has always had this
if she reeely reeely
likes what the heck
is in the haps
at that point…
OH GIRL I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN
moving up and so alive
I have among my collectibles the Groucho compendium Why A Duck? I recall in my childhood the woman to whom I was born
celebrated Groucho non sequiturs about how this guy shot large game wearing nothing but someone else’s PJ’s. Or something like that. I wrote it down immediately upon awakening, but to my utter chagrin, can’t read my own handwriting.
GUB, it says.
that’s what they tell me.
Although I’d thought I’d heard the viaduct opened in 1947, it was later. Contracts laid acquired executed in 1951-54 built this city. shoved the train two hundred feet down but along it still rolls… It was the first major by-pass prior to the Eisenhower interstate freeway commitment crankin’ up, a local project envisioned and succeeding for 60 years now, YES, YES?
For the first time drivers esp. of cargo could avoid the downtown impediments of burgeonment (sic) using this 50′s girding of urban loin.
Battery St tunnel (subway) 1951-1954
The Battery Street Tunnel was the vital “missing link” to connect the new waterfront structure with Aurora Avenue N. The construction contract was awarded to Morrison-Knudsen Company, Inc., and Rumsey and Company, with work starting in September 1952 and ending in 1954. The depressed roadway, or subway, section was 2,134 feet long. The tunnel was designed by the Seattle Engineering Department, and it was the first tunnel they had designed and built.
Well, peoples… we do it a little differently these days. The federal/WADOT/local mega-money is dropping into a literal hole in the ground. And for good reason: the technology, sound though it could be deemed for its’ day, has been eclipsed by our diligence to seawall tolerances and general whatnot. that ain’t no joke.
But the project is proceeding rapidly. I presume this Atlantic St overpass will be the HWY99 route until final stages of this largesse. Understand this literal connective tissue, the overpass linking West Seattle and our lovely, southerly suburbs of the 50′s-60′s to THE OTHER SIDE OF THE RAILROAD TRACKS is a major innovation for flow into SODO (south of downtown – get it?). Already, the segment of the viaduct past about Jackson St has been removed, as this is where the majestic hole in the ground shall develop.
Huge pillars remain, like urban trees marked by their decided but not yet carried out fate:
SAVE TO 27 FEET (my favorite)
estimated completion late 2015
here’s what wurr in for
and the coolest part, the underground view…
yeah, well we’ll just see how much I’m in favor of it when I have to dip 200 feet underground and be under there 1:45 (that’s count to 150 slowly, miss abbs) every day… shudder to think!
Call it a tight 2:06 -and out-
That’s us. THE BIG 206