Rosie, Akron's Tunnel Boring Machine

Large tunnels, such as the Ohio Canal Interceptor Tunnel, are created using tunnel boring machines (TBM). Akron's TBM is named Rosie, in honor of Rose May Jacob, Akron's own Rosie the Riveter.

Rosie is currently being assembled at the Robbins Company in nearby Solon, Ohio. Once assembled and tested, the TBM will be delivered in pieces to the OCIT-1 site.

July 2017 Assembled in Solon, Disassebled and Shipped to Akron!

Rosie has a face! May 2017

December 2016 photos with descriptions

January 2017 photos