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.
Museum cars damaged in sinkhole collapse will be shipped to Warren, Michigan
Detroit, MI – To help the National Corvette Museum recover from the massive sink hole, Chevrolet will be overseeing restoration of the Corvettes damaged. The process will be managed by General Motors Design in Warren, MI.
“The vehicles at the National Corvette Museum are some of the most significant in automotive history,” said Mark Reuss, executive vice president of General Motors Global Product Development.
Bowling Green, KY – On Wednesday, February 12th, a giant sinkhole collapsed inside the Skydome area of the National Corvette Museum. Eight Corvettes fell into the sinkhole and were damage in the incident.
Today, Friday, February 13th, the Museum provided an update on the status of the sinkhole. Mike Murphy of Scott, Murphy and Daniel Construction led the conference.
Bowling Green, KY – The National Corvette Museum received a call at 5:44am from their security company alerting them of their motion detectors going off in their Skydome area of the Museum.
Upon arrival it was discovered that a sinkhole had collapsed within the Museum. No one was in or around the Museum at the time.
The Bowling Green Fire Department arrived on the scene and secured the area.
Clarksville, TN - Clarksville Police are assisting Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) crews in containing a sinkhole near Exit 8 on Interstate 24. Motorists are urged to use an alternate route until the problem has been contained. We will update this story as it continues to develop.
The sinkhole is on the eastbound side, and traffic is down to one lane. Be advised.
Montgomery County, TN – The Montgomery County Highway Department wants the public to know that Sango Road remains closed to through traffic, as they continue to work to resolve the sinkhole problem. They estimate that it will reopen by the end of next week, barring any weather delays.
The public will be notified once work has been completed and the road has been reopened. Thank you for your cooperation.
Clarksville, TN – This is the latest report the Clarksville City Council has received on the College Street Repair Project from the engineers involved. The sinkhole was first discovered on July 15th 2011 at the intersection of College Street and North Second Street, when the roadbed began to cave in. The intersection has been closed since that time.
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Clarksville, TN – The intersection of College Street and North Second Street has detours set in place. It will depend on the traveler’s approach on how they will be detoured. The public is advised to find alternate routing through the area if possible. Drivers can still get to their destination, but it may take a little longer and involve a few more turns.
It has not been determined how long the detours will be needed, so travelers should leave themselves extra time if their route involves North Second and College Street. Please be patient when traveling through the area.
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