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Building the MAX-Line Tunnel

OPB | Feb. 1, 1997 7:30 p.m.

When the city of Portland starts work on a light rail line to Beaverton and Hillsboro, engineers have to confront the West Hills. They dig and blast their way through the layers of the area’s ancient past of geologic upheaval.

First Broadcast: 1997
Producer: Jim Newman

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