Work begins to fill in museum sinkhole in Kentucky


A Kentucky museum devoted to Corvettes is ready to put a car-swallowing sinkhole in its rear-view mirror.

Workers arrived Monday at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green to start work to plug the hole that consumed eight sports cars last February. The sight of cars toppled like toys in the pit turned into an Internet sensation.

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It also became a popular attraction, revving up attendance and revenue at the museum, an hour north of Nashville, Tennessee. The museum cashed in by selling sinkhole-themed items, including jars with sinkhole dirt and pieces of car parts.

Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode says filling in the hole will cost about $3.2 million and take some eight months to complete.

The museum will remain open, but the Skydome where the sinkhole opened was closed.


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