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Visual display of the Highway 16 sinkhole

Highway 16 sinkhole

  • July 15, 1926
  • Photograph showing a sinkhole alongside a newly constructed section of US highway 16, with several men working nearby. This section of road is now part of WI highway 29. According to a local resident, the sinkhole was at least 42 feet deep, and as many as 500 loads of sand were added per day during a period in 1925. It was thought that the sand had filled the hole, but on June 28, 1926 (several days before this photo was taken) water nearly overtook the road. A massive pile of logs and brush, seen at left, was put in place to secure the it.
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Publication Details

July 15, 1926
Description of Original
Black and white photograph, 3 inches by 5 inches.
  • T28NR10E 4th Meridian
Location of Original
Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey : photograph 3738 album p450
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