Latest Tunnel construction News

Contract finally awarded for key New Jersey rail bridge

Oct. 12, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

New Jersey has awarded a contract to replace a century-old rail bridge that has been the source of regular delays for years, New Jersey announced announced Tuesday. The $1.56 billion contract is the largest in NJ Transit’s history, said CEO Kevin Corbett in a statement....

AP PHOTOS: India builds strategic tunnel project in Kashmir

Sep. 30, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

SONAMARG, India (AP) — High in a rocky Himalayan mountain range in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, hundreds of people are working on an ambitious project to drill tunnels and construct bridges to connect the Kashmir Valley with Ladakh, a cold-desert region isolated half the year...

Fukushima nuclear water to be released via undersea tunnel

Aug. 25, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant said Wednesday it plans to build an undersea tunnel so that massive amounts of treated but still radioactive water can be released into the ocean about 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) away from the plant to avoid interference...

CU-Boulder team to compete in tunnel boring contest

Aug. 14, 2021 10:12 AM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — There’s a running joke at Dan Wagner’s house about the DIY welding and construction shop he set up in his backyard. At random moments throughout the day, his roommates yell out “eee-yerrrr,” mimicking the high-pitched grinding noise that’s become a soundtrack...

Enbridge: Anchor in Straits of Mackinac will be recovered

Jul. 23, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — An anchor will be recovered from the bottom of the Straits of Mackinac after it became detached from a cable during maintenance of an oil pipeline, Enbridge Energy said Friday. “There was no risk to the pipelines,” the company said in a...

Mexico to bury archaeological find because of virus costs

Jul. 23, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The costs of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have forced Mexican archaeologists to re-bury a unusual find that combined colonial and pre-Hispanic features. The National Institute of Anthropology and History had announced in 2019 that it found a...