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Sinkhole increases to 40 feet in Tennessee

Construction crews were trying to fill a massive sinkhole that began at 3 feet by 5 feet at Austin Peay State University’s Governors Stadium in Tennessee.

Construction crews were trying to fill a massive sinkhole that began at 3 feet by 5 feet at Austin Peay State University’s Governors Stadium in Tennessee.

The hole was first discovered near the football field’s end zone, where it meets the track, during a renovation project to replace the main stadium building about a month ago.

The workers have since had to dig a larger hole, about 40 feet deep and 40 feet wide, to find stable bedrock.

“We’re not going to skip any steps,” Mike Jenkins, the superintendent for Nashville-based Bell & Associates Construction,

By |May 2nd, 2015|Geotechnical Tennessee, Sinkholes|Comments Off on Sinkhole increases to 40 feet in Tennessee

Sinkholes: When the Earth Opens Up – Impressive collection of sinkhole incidents with photos

Sinkholes: When the Earth Opens Up – Impressive collection of sinkhole incidents with photos

The ground beneath our feet, our cars, our buildings, appears to be incredibly solid. But, rarely, that solid ground can simply open up without warning, dropping whatever was above into an unpredictably deep.hole. Sinkholes can be anywhere from a few feet wide and deep, to two thousand feet in diameter and depth. An undiscovered cavern or deep mine can collapse, allowing the ground above to crater, or a broken water main or heavy storm can erode a hole from below, until the surface becomes a thin shell that collapses at once. Communities built atop karst formations are very susceptible, where a layer of bedrock is water-soluble, like limestone, and natural processes can wear away caves and fissures, weakening support of the ground above. Gathered here are images of some of these sinkholes, both man-made and natural, around the world. [28 photos]

 A car at the bottom of a sinkhole caused by a broken water line in Toledo, Ohio on July 3, 2013. Police say the driver, 60-year-old Pamela Knox of Toledo, was shaken up and didn't appear hurt but was taken to a hospital as a precaution. Fire officials told a local TV station that a water main break caused the large hole. (AP Photo/Lt. Matthew Hertzfeld, Toledo Fire and Rescue)

A car at the bottom of a sinkhole caused by a broken water line in Toledo, Ohio on July 3, 2013. Police say the driver, 60-year-old Pamela Knox of Toledo, was shaken up and didn’t appear hurt butwas taken to a hospital as […]

By |August 30th, 2013|Sinkholes|0 Comments