Big Dig PP - The Boston Big Dig Evan Fernandez Jeremiah...

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Unformatted text preview: The Boston Big Dig Evan Fernandez Jeremiah Harrington Tim Harrington Kyle Herman Big Dig Overview • Common Facts about Big Dig • Function • Reason for Project • Uniqueness: Design and Construction Features QuickTimeª and a decompressor are needed to see this picture. Boston Big Dig: Problems • Problem: an elevated six-lane highway called the Central Artery that ran through the center of downtown Boston. • Opened 1959, comfortably carried about 75,000 vehicles a day. It carried upwards of 200,000 vehicles and was extremely congested. • The elevated highway displaced 20,000 residents when it was built,cutting off Boston's North End and Waterfront neighborhoods from the downtown. Boston Big Dig: Solution • The solution, called the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (CA/T), was constructed under the supervision of and operation of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority. • Replacing the six-lane elevated highway with an eight-to-ten-lane underground expressway directly beneath the existing road, culminating at its northern limit in a 14-lane, two-bridge crossing of the Charles...
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This note was uploaded on 02/20/2009 for the course CE CE 101 taught by Professor Parentela during the Fall '08 term at CSU Long Beach.

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