Bertha takes first bite of new Seattle tunnel

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Boring Seattle Tunnel
A worker positions a bottle of Spanish Cava on a rope above "Bertha," the massive tunnel boring machine that is expected to spend the next 14 months drilling a two-mile tunnel to replace the 60-year-old Alaskan Way Viaduct, prior to a christening ceremony, Saturday, July 20, 2013 in Seattle. The machine is so massive that instead of striking it with bottles, officials cut three ropes to release bottles of wine, Japanese sake, and Spanish Cava to christen the machine. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)