Sinkhole opens at Austin Peay stadium in Tennessee
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Construction crews in Tennessee are working to fill a sinkhole that opened at Austin Peay State University’s Governors Stadium.
The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/1o1vCDa) reports the sinkhole started out small, about 3 feet by 5 feet, but workers have had to dig a much larger hole – about 40 feet deep and 40 feet wide – to find stable bedrock.
The hole was discovered about a month ago where the football field meets the track during a project to replace the main stadium building.
Mike Jenkins, superintendent for Nashville-based Bell & Associates Construction, told the newspaper sinkholes are common in the area and the budget included sinkhole remediation funding.
Jenkins said workers continued to excavate Monday while officials met with a geotechnical engineer. He said the hole will be filled with rock and concrete.