Friday, June 18, 2010
Niagara tunnel still shut down
They won't be reporting on their web site, because there is nothing happy to push. However, I read on the hydro rag, that they are replacing a good hunk of it. I'm sure that wasn't in the original contract! The TBM was supposed to zoom through that rock like a tuna in the sea! If the temporary lining holds, these delays are a good thing, since the rock will be given time to squeeze in a little bit, thus relieving the stress. And with this infinite money flowing in, I'm feeling more confident that they will complete the tunnel, albeit at a horrendous multiple of the original estimate, and with a lower water pressure (head), due to the all the curves they sharpened to make up some time.