Grouting work done earlier in the week was a possible cause of a bulge in the lining of a train tunnel under the River Thames. Two trains hit the bulge before the line was closed, but neither train derailed. [Source: New Civil Engineer]
Seven new design contracts were issued today for the Crossrail project including four central London Stations and three significant portals. According to the New Civil Engineer, the project is being called "Europe’s Largest Construction Project". […]
The Port Authority of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) has a major transit improvement project dubbed the North Shore Connector. Its main components are twin bored tunnels 1.2 miles long that will connect the Port Authorityâ€™s Light Rail Transit system, the T, 1.2 miles from the Gateway Subway Station underneath Stanwix Street and the Allegheny River to the North Shore. It will travel under the river and provide three new stations and allow for future improvements beneficial to future development and continued downtown revitalization. The $435 million project is making news recently for cost increases, drawing comparisons to Bostonâ€™s Big Dig much to the dismay of the Port Authority. Read on for project maps, links and more info.