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Old 08-20-2014, 09:25 PM
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Now it appears we can finally start putting this whole sinkhole ordeal behind us and move on.

After weeks of speculation, the National Corvette Museum seems to be set on partially filling the sinkhole with plans to build a bridge over part of the thing to keep those tourists flocking to the facility, according to a Courier-Journal report.

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I think partially filling the hole is inaccurate. What the Museum previously discussed was partially closing the hole in the concrete. The floor would rest on piers and there has not been any discussion of filling the hole that I am aware of.
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I think partially filling the hole is inaccurate. What the Museum previously discussed was partially closing the hole in the concrete. The floor would rest on piers and there has not been any discussion of filling the hole that I am aware of.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The sinkhole that swallowed up eight cars at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green will be partially filled in with plans for a bridge built over the top of the section left open.

National Corvette Museum spokeswoman Katie Frassinelli said the facility will keep a 25-by-45-foot section that’s about 30 feet deep with a bridge over it as a tourist attraction.

Frassinelli said officials wanted to leave the Skydome room as is, for people attending their 20th anniversary celebration at the end of the month.

The sinkhole in February did more than $1 million in damage to cars that fell on rocks. The cars were eventually pulled out of the hole.

The Skydome area will close in September, so repairs can begin.

While the sinkhole was destructive, it also led to a large increase in attendance at the museum.

Initially, officials set up a webcam that let people follow the painstaking work to retrieve the fallen cars and reinforce the area around the sinkhole. Museum visitors got a direct glimpse from a distance, behind plexiglass. Later, the museum gave tourists a much closer look at the hole.
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I'm doing a tour on 09/12/14. Any idea what will be there at that point?
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I just received an email today from the NCM that said the Board of Directors has now voted to completely fil in the hole. Turns out the cost of keeping the hole would have been a million dollars more than the cost of filling it in.
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