The Big Dig's Big Dig

by Cranston R. Rogers, P.E., Project Manager, Retired; Maguire Group, Inc., Foxborough, MA,
Steve Taylor, P.E.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2003, Vol. 73, Issue 9, Pg. 40-49,90-91

Document Type: Feature article


Widely recognized as the most demanding component of Boston's Central Artery/Tunnel Project, the tunnel jacking work performed beneath operating rail tracks represents a quantum leap in tunnel engineering in the United States. The project required the construction of three highway tunnels at only a slight depth beneath very active rail tracks under the worst possible ground conditions.

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