Repairing First Avenue sinkhole


Pullins Excavation clears a sinkhole of remaining debris Monday afternoon as crews work to fill the hole which was found in the intersection of First Avenue and Spruce Street Friday. According to city officials, the hole was roughly six feet in diameter and eight feet deep upon peeling back a smaller crack which initially revealed the hole. Workers intend to fill the space with varying degrees of limestone to provide a firm base before repaving the surface. City officials believe the sinkhole was washing earth towards the Ohio river due to a questionable drainage line. Officials further said no water lines or sewer lines were contaminated as part of the effort.


Dean Wright | Daily Tribune

Pullins Excavation clears a sinkhole of remaining debris Monday afternoon as crews work to fill the hole which was found in the intersection of First Avenue and Spruce Street Friday. According to city officials, the hole was roughly six feet in diameter and eight feet deep upon peeling back a smaller crack which initially revealed the hole. Workers intend to fill the space with varying degrees of limestone to provide a firm base before repaving the surface. City officials believe the sinkhole was washing earth towards the Ohio river due to a questionable drainage line. Officials further said no water lines or sewer lines were contaminated as part of the effort.

Pullins Excavation clears a sinkhole of remaining debris Monday afternoon as crews work to fill the hole which was found in the intersection of First Avenue and Spruce Street Friday. According to city officials, the hole was roughly six feet in diameter and eight feet deep upon peeling back a smaller crack which initially revealed the hole. Workers intend to fill the space with varying degrees of limestone to provide a firm base before repaving the surface. City officials believe the sinkhole was washing earth towards the Ohio river due to a questionable drainage line. Officials further said no water lines or sewer lines were contaminated as part of the effort.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/42/2017/04/web1_0417171246.jpgPullins Excavation clears a sinkhole of remaining debris Monday afternoon as crews work to fill the hole which was found in the intersection of First Avenue and Spruce Street Friday. According to city officials, the hole was roughly six feet in diameter and eight feet deep upon peeling back a smaller crack which initially revealed the hole. Workers intend to fill the space with varying degrees of limestone to provide a firm base before repaving the surface. City officials believe the sinkhole was washing earth towards the Ohio river due to a questionable drainage line. Officials further said no water lines or sewer lines were contaminated as part of the effort. Dean Wright | Daily Tribune