Seattle Tunnel Drone Video Has Star Wars Twist

Drone footage of the Seattle Tunnel project gets a make-over from a galaxy far, far away.

Fri May 06, 2016 - West Edition

The website GeekWire is reporting that as Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct sat free of cars overhead and drivers attempted to move around the city during the roadway's planned 2-week closure, a new drone video Tuesday showcased again what all the fuss is about. A view inside the SR 99 tunnel won't get much better than this until you're actually able to drive through it.

A few days before the tunneling machine Bertha began a phase of its big dig that is taking it beneath the Viaduct, the Washington State Department of Transportation flew a video-equipped drone north into the tunnel to show construction progress.

The 4-minute video captures what has been built behind nearly 1,600 feet of mining along Seattle's waterfront. There is no sound in the video and no workers are present as WSDOT says it was shot between shifts to avoid disruption. Text overlays provide information throughout.

As the video was released close to May 4th, Star Wars Day (“May the 4th Be With You”) a fan of the sci-fi franchise has taken the footage and given it an upgrade fitting with a galaxy far far away: