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Big Dig, The: Breaking Ground


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Big Dig, The: Breaking Ground
Program Description

In this program, workers, scientists and others document the earliest stages of the ambitious Boston-based public works projects--the depression of the central artery and the building of a third Boston Harbor tunnel. Through computer assisted designs animation, footage shot on location, and interviews, the program explains construction designs and traffic routes, examines the impact on local communities and looks at the jobs being created by the nation's largest public works project.



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Chicago: “Big Dig, The: Breaking Ground,” 12/17/1992, GBH Archives, accessed December 10, 2023,
MLA: “Big Dig, The: Breaking Ground.” 12/17/1992. GBH Archives. Web. December 10, 2023. <>.
APA: Big Dig, The: Breaking Ground. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from
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