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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.

Publication Details

Date
July 15, 1926
Language
English
Description of Original
Black and white photograph, 3 inches by 5 inches.
State
WI
PLSS
  • T28NR10E 4th Meridian
Location of Original
Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey : loose leaf T28N R10E photograph 3664 album p441
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