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Old 01-18-2010, 01:17 AM
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I imagine they drilled it, placed charges, and blasted it. Could have used that expanding stuff but it takes a little time.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:36 AM
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Stuve,

We do get a lot of rock and land slides during this season. We had one like this last year too.

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That rock is way too big to move in pieces; plus, it's on Hwy 2 which is a major road in and out of Eastern WA from the west side and DOT needed it moved ASAP.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:20 AM
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So they cleared the rock up...and apparently thought of a good way to get a new Cat...damage the old one!

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By mid day on Saturday, WSDOT Avalanche control technicians had drilled, placed charges in the rock and blasted it (three times) into pieces small enough to be removed. A total of 12 dump truck loads (about 120 cubic yards) of rock debris were removed by Saturday evening. Crews used 245 lbs. of explosives, four -1 lb. primers and eight -2 lb. primers to break up the rock which was estimated at approximately 15 feet high, 15 feet wide and 25 feet long (about 120 cubic yards.)

Maintenance crewmembers who have been working Tumwater Canyon for 30 years could not recall a larger boulder ever falling onto the highway.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:56 AM
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low bridge?
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:08 AM
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Jeeese, didn't know CAT offers the swing boom like a miniX
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Old 01-28-2010, 10:08 AM
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Looks like a rolled rolled against the side.

If we had that kind of rock fall action on the Sea to Sky Highway, it would be shut down permanently, that is scary how many rock slides you hear about in that area.
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Old 01-28-2010, 03:08 PM
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The collision pulled the hoe off the lowboy but it stayed on its tracks. It hit the bridge and then part of the dipper hit the pillar.
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:14 PM
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That hoe was in perfect shape when I went by 2 days after the rock landed in the road. It was just east of where the rock landed sitting in a turnout waiting to be picked up. That's the railroad trestle about 1.5 miles east of Dryden. Bummer man, that was a decent 320CLU. Morons. Just think man, some of our tax dollars will fund them a new one. At least that badass thumb, coupler, and bucket are salvageable. Why don't you try to buy it from them, I know how you like that PSM stuff.
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:35 PM
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I won't touch it now that it has Cat yellow paint on it.
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Old 01-28-2010, 04:38 PM
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I won't touch it now that it has Cat yellow paint on it.
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