Saturday, June 1, 2019

World Famous Minor Park Sinkhole!

As all of you know, the weather this year has been crazy! This month we broke the record in KC for the most rain ever in May.  We have received over 15 inches at the golf course. Flooding and water, in general, can be one of nature's most destructive powers. We experienced what water can do as we developed a sinkhole on the bridge on hole #9. The powerful rushing waters in the creek washed out underneath the north side footing of the bridge creating a large sinkhole.  As a result, we were forced to shut down hole #8 because of not being able to cross the bridge safely with golf carts. We worked with the Parks & Rec and the Water departments and came up with a temporary solution with a large 11x7ft steel plate. Hopefully just a temporary fix, but for now all holes are open and the bridge is serviceable.

Sinkhole just on the north side of #9 bridge

Another view looking north

At the bottom of the picture, you can see the rock washed away under the concrete footing

Steel plate installed and bridge back open for use

Another view looking north

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