Crews Plan to Extract Seventh Corvette From Sinkhole

“It's causing us some problems with excavating the car. But, we think we're going to be able to excavate around the car without moving it. We tried to move it once and it was too heavy. We may just end up breaking it," said Mike Murphy, CEO of Scott, Murphy & Daniel Construction.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- Construction crews at the National Corvette Museum are still attempting to recover the 1.5 Millionth Corvette.

Workers were planning on lifting it from the sinkhole today, but conditions of the cave prevented them from doing so.

Progress has been made with excavating the white Corvette, but large rocks are making the job more difficult. A three ton slab of concrete, which was resting against the car, was lifted out. However, now a fifty ton rock is in the way.

“It's causing us some problems with excavating the car. But, we think we're going to be able to excavate around the car without moving it. We tried to move it once and it was too heavy. We may just end up breaking it," said Mike Murphy, CEO of Scott, Murphy & Daniel Construction.

Dr. Jason Polk from WKU's Geology Department, rappelled into the hole today, investigating the conditions of the cave. His observations will be reviewed by the construction teams and plans to repair the hole will be revealed soon.

The corvette museum says crews plan to lift the 1.5 Millionth Corvette out of the sinkhole tomorrow.


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