Behind the Scenes of the Corvette Recovery Operation at the National Corvette Museum

March 6, 2014 4:20 pm
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Bowling Green, KY: March 2014: Generations of car fans worldwide are relieved to know that the iconic, irreplaceable vehicles damaged in the National Corvette Museum sinkhole are in the process of being retrieved. Five of the eight cars have been removed from the cavernous sinkhole.

The crews have been working six days a week since the sinkhole incident that swallowed eight Corvettes in the National Corvette Museum’s Skydome exhibit area. On Saturday, March 1, the crews rigged up the ZR1 and did a few test lifts.

Two of the eight cars that fell into the sinkhole are completely buried, and the process of stabilizing the walls and getting every car out could take four to six weeks.

On Monday morning, March 3, nearly three weeks after the February 12 collapse, workers in a cage were lowered to hook straps around the cars to hoist them from the sinkhole – which is approximately 40 feet wide and 60 feet deep.

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