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EarthCam Documents Major Construction Milestone for Miami Access Tunnel


New York, July 31, 2012 -- EarthCam, the global leader in construction camera technology, documented a major project milestone for the $1 billion Miami Access Tunnel today. The Tunnel Boring Machine (TMB) traveled 4,200 feet under Government Cut to create the first of two tunnel chambers being used for the project.

The TBM, nicknamed “Harriet”, is a $45 million machine with a massive 42 foot diameter. This event marks a historical moment and major milestone for the tunnel, which connects Watson Island and Dodge Island. The machine began its first mile-long journey under the Government Cut shipping channel in September 2011, and will make an appearance before taking a turn and driving the parallel twin tube back again.

After the event, EarthCam's in house editors and producers carefully poured over the hundreds of captured images, editing them into a theatrical time-lapse movie. This cinematic movie will serve as the perfect way for the project team to commemorate this great achievement. Visit EarthCam's YouTube channel at to watch the exclusive movie.

EarthCam is the recognized global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services to business and government agencies. The company, which started in 1996, offers construction webcam technology and services to some of the largest international construction companies and developers in the world. 36 State Departments of Transportation and 80 of the Top 100 construction companies rely on EarthCam's expertise to monitor and document their projects. Projects documented by EarthCam include: Flight 93 National Memorial, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Panama Canal Expansion, Smithsonian Institution Restoration, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Madison Square Garden, Hong Kong Disneyland, Los Angeles International Airport, Denver Union Station, George W. Bush Presidential Center, National Institute of Health, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Guggenheim and Louvre.

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