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).

2 comments:

Jim Louter said...

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

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/blasts-begin-monday-for-lrt-work-at-lebreton-flats-1.1855137

Jim Louter said...

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

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/ottawa/blasting+LeBreton+Flats+begins+Monday/8917230/story.html