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Mon April 02, 2018 - National Edition
Students from the Chesapeake Bay area have been hard at work coming up with names for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel's tunnel boring machine.
In December 2017, local sixth graders were invited to enter name suggestions for the new machine, which will bore a 42-ft.-diameter, one-mi.-long tunnel beneath the Thimble Shoal Channel in the Chesapeake Bay, a $756 million project.
You can vote daily for your favorite name among the ten finalists between Monday, April 2 and Friday, April 13, 2018 by clicking here. Names include:
Tradition dictates that a tunnel boring machine cannot begin its job until it has been named. Names given to tunnel boring machines are typically female as a good luck sign for the project. According to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel's website, the tradition dates back to early mining projects, when workers prayed to Saint Barbara, the patron saint of military engineers, miners and others who work underground, to bring them protection.
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