As work progresses in the downtown area, an interesting moment arrived for the workers. While tearing up the sidewalk in front of Edward Jones and Maria's School of Dance, a sinkhole appeared. As it turns out, it's not the Florida-type sinkhole, but one that is man-made.
Below the sidewalk, a no-longer-needed coal chute was covered up. Between the coal chute and the concrete sidewalk, there was a layer of plywood and some steel poles, but that was pretty much it.
I happened to be talking with Wayne Copeland and Kathy Arledge, from the village, and was allowed to sneak a bit closer to get a couple of pictures. There's not much to see, but I can tell you, it would have been about a six-foot drop if anything gave way under my feet! Here are the two pictures I snapped:
Tomorrow and the next day, there will be pictures of the intersection, both from East Grand River and from North Grand.