Monday, September 2, 2013

Construction update: Downtown tunnel western portal

Thanks once again to Jim Louter (who provided some of the photos in this post, too), here are a few photos of the western portal of the Confederation Line's downtown tunnel. They were taken on August 16, 2013.

First, a couple of shows of the view eastwards into the opening of the trench:

Second, the opposite view, looking wast over the opening:

And finally, a look at the huge mounds of dirt that have been excavated:

Thanks again to Jim for sending in the photos. I'll try to keep posting updates whenever I can, at least until the Confederation Line website starts updating (as it hopefully will).


Jim Louter said...

Blasting set to begin on Monday (the 16 September) according to the CBC.

Jim Louter said...

Ottawa Citizen has video, photos of the first blast today.