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The Big Dig in Boston, one of the most ambitious civil engineering projects ever undertaken in the US, is now at the peak of its activity. Over the coming months, we will follow the progress of the dig by following a number of people involved.

WORKER PROFILES
AL MacPHAIL
Between Cambridge and Boston, Al MacPhail is overseeing the building of a cable-stayed bridge. more...

GEORGE FARR
Originally from Monkstown, Co Cork George is now Project Manager, working on 1600 feet of the Central Artery Tunnel. more...

GERRY McNALLY
Since 1992, Gerry has supervised the mixing of well over a million cubic yards of concrete. more...

JOE DAVEY
By a light of his own making, pile driver Joe Davey works within the tunnels of the Big Dig. more...

GRAINNE CURRAN
To Grainne, it seems that there is as much data as dirt being moved about
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BIG DIGGERS ON RADIO
IrishAbroad's Imelda Murphy appears on New Hampshire Public Radio's Front Proch with John Walters more...

MARTIN McDONAGH
He came to Boston first with his parents when he was two years old from Knocklettermullen, Connemara. more...

PATRICK WALSH
Born in Callowfeenish, Carna in Co. Galway in 1922, the eldest of 13 children. more...

PAUL BRADY
Paul Brady is working as Shift Engineer in charge of Tunnel Jacking and Ground Freezing! more...

SEAN O'NEILL
Sean is Senior Press Officer for the PR department of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority (MTA) . more...

IMELDA MURPHY
Imelda Murphy was born and reared in Dublin but now resides in New Hampshire with her husband and co-writer Fran.

FRANCIS MURPHY
Francis Murphy is an attorney practicing law in Manchester, New Hampshire. A native of Newport, Rhode Island, his family's American roots are in Boston. 

ARCHIVED ARTICLES
Little Dig Diner
BigDiggers' Thanksgiving 2000
BIG DIG LINKS
Official Big Dig website
Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
BostonHerald.com
Big Dig in the Boston Herald
Big Dig on the History Channel
 


 
 
 
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