Akron’s billion-dollar sewer project includes cutting a 30-foot high, mile-long tunnel under downtown. A special boring machine is being put together for that. It’s called Rosie -- for Rosie the Riveter -- and Rosie is really big.
Imagine a 747, its wings folded back, pushing along 160 feet below ground. Rosie is bigger-around, longer, and -- at 1,100 tons -- a good bit heavier.