Corvette Museum Sinkhole:
40-Foot-Wide Sinkhole Swallows Eight Priceless Corvettes.
On Wednesday this week, a 20-foot-wide and 30 foot deep sinkhole swallowed eight priceless Corvettes at the Church of Corvette in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Today, the doors opened as usual but the mood is slightly different.
As you can imagine, this is not an everyday occurrence. The Museum surprised everyone by opening up this soon after such an event.
“We’ve been given an OK and everything is safe” Said Museum spokesperson Katie Frassinelli.
Although the Museum may be open the Sky Dome, where the sinkhole took place, will remain closed indefinitely.
The cars that were affected by the sinkhole were two on loan from General Motors, a 1993 ZR-1 Spyder and a 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil”. Also affected were a 1962 black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, a 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, a 2001 Mallet Hammer Z06 corvette and a 2009 white 1.5 Millionth Corvette.
What Other Sinkholes?
Well, this past year there have been a lot of publicized sink holes in the US. Cars have been swallowed in Toledo, Ohio, Broken water mains in Chicago, and even summer homes destroyed outside of Disney world. Click Here for other articles on recent Sinkholes in the US.
Why do we care?
Sinkholes can be explained by science, erosion, mining, water main breaks, but the unanticipated appearances sometimes lead witnesses to interpret them as acts of God.
The giant holes can wreck vehicles and buildings, people can be killed and possessions lost.
“I’ve always said its a given that when you move to Florida you get beaches, sunshine, hurricanes and sinkholes,” Said a Florida Geological Survey Scientist.
Want to see more? Click Here to see more shocking pictures of a sinkhole in Midwest City in Oklahoma. The images and story here show some of the most significant road damage recorded by sinkholes in the US.