Bowling Green, KY – It’s been seven weeks since construction work on the National Corvette Museum sinkhole began, with the ‘filling of the hole’ process officially starting yesterday, December 29th.
Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode cast the first rock, inscribing ‘Awesome God, Everyone Safe’ on it. “The good Lord let it happen. It was roughly a quarter to six in the morning and we did not have anyone in the museum. No staff, no visitors, no guests. We’re so thankful for that,” Strode said before tossing the first rock into the hole.
Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Highway Department has closed a 100-foot section of Rabbit Run Trail, near Drake Road, for sinkhole repair.
The repair underway and is expected to be completed and the road reopened by Thursday evening, October 23rd.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Clarksville, TN – Arrowwood Drive was closed yesterday, September 4th, due to a sinkhole that developed on park of the road.
Today, the Clarksville Street Department has opened the road to traffic.
Clarksville, TN – A sinkhole has developed on a part of Arrowood Drive in Clarksville and is requiring the Clarksville Street Department to close part of the road to all traffic immediately.
Arrowood Drive will be closed from the back entrance of Wal-Mart to the new Veterans Home currently under construction. Construction workers will be able to access that site via Jordan Road.
Bowling Green, KY – The National Corvette Museum Board of Directors held their quarterly meeting and finalized plans for repair of the Museum’s Skydome building, and the eight Corvettes affected by the February 12th, 2014 sinkhole collapse.
After careful review of additional information and revised plans with price quotes from the construction company, the board voted to completely fill in the sinkhole.
Guests offered opportunity to enter Skydome for close look at sinkhole
Bowling Green, KY – On February 12th the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY was handed a lemon… a 40′ wide by 60′ deep lemon to be exact. What the Museum did, in turn, was even more unexpected than the sinkhole itself. The Museum turned the misfortune into a tourist attraction.
“We started with a Plexiglas viewing window so guests could see the construction going on inside the Skydome, and eventually the recovery of the Corvettes,” said Katie Frassinelli, Marketing and Communications Manager at the Museum. “We always had one web cam available inside the Skydome, and due to the growing interest and popularity we added two more so our online visitors could get additional angles to view what was going on.”
Clarksville, TN – Construction crews are now remediating a large sinkhole discovered a few months ago during construction of the new Governors Stadium. The hole, identified in March when construction crews installed underground utilities, was relatively small, measuring only a few feet across.
However, once work began to remediate the sinkhole, workers encountered unstable soil conditions that required an excavation more than 40 feet deep.
2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Ends Quest to Save Museum Corvettes
Bowling Green, KY – The last of the “Great 8″ Corvettes has been pulled from the depths of the 40 foot wide by 60 foot deep sinkhole that collapsed within the Skydome building of the National Corvette Museum exactly eight weeks ago, marking the end of the first phase of rebuilding.
“We’re happy to have the completion of our major goal to recover all eight of the Corvettes,” said Wendell Strode, Executive Director of the Museum. “Next week we have a meeting with all the major players, including the construction team, geo-technical firm, cave and karst specialists, engineers, our insurance company and others to review all the findings and have discussions on the next steps and a mutual understanding about rebuilding.”
Crew Took Opportunity to Grab Car During Sinkhole Prep
Bowling Green, KY – In an unexpected turn of events, the Millionth Corvette was resurrected from the depths of the sinkhole today.
“Initially there was no intention to bring the Millionth out, but as we got in there and saw more this morning we felt like this might be our best chance,” said Danny Daniel, President of Scott, Murphy and Daniel Construction.
Danny indicated that they pulled the car by one wheel from where it was lodged and it swung free into the cavern.
2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1 Emerges Nearly Unscathed
Bowling Green, KY – Crowds of construction personnel, media, Museum visitors and staff cheered as the first Corvette, the 2009 “Blue Devil” ZR1 emerged from the depths of the sinkhole this morning at approximately 10:35am CT. The process was streamed live on two of the Museum’s web cams with thousands of viewers tuning in all over the world.
“It’s wonderful… just seven more to go,” said Mike Murphy, construction manager for the project.
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