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 approaching her "2nd reach," where the muck begins to shift from soil to shale. 

Rosie's Progress:

 Ocit Fig Tbm Tracker Smr 20171208

 

August 2017 

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

Rosie has a face! May 2017

December 2016 photos with descriptions

January 2017 photos