The best memes as world’s largest tunneling machine Bertha emerges from big dig

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SEATTLE — Bertha made it!

Bertha, the machine digging a 1.75 mile tunnel under Seattle to replace a waterfront bridge with an underground roadway, completed her journey on Tuesday.

It’s no secret that the project has had its fair share of troubles. The $3.1 billion tunnel project is scheduled to open in 2019, four years behind schedule. The original completion date was the fall of 2015.

Twitter users didn’t forget.

Here’s a collection of some of our favorites memes as Bertha’s cutterhead emerged from a five-foot thick concrete wall:

What’s next?

Crews will break down the boring machine as others prepare the inside of the tunnel to handle double-decker lanes of highway that will replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct, which was damaged in a 2001 earthquake.

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