- Sinkhole was likely caused by company dredging sand in 50 feet deep
- Transportation officials expect road to be out for months
- Bridge may be built to cross the area
A rapidly expanding sinkhole in Ohio was so monstrous that it took just minutes to swallow four football fields worth of land and part of a state highway.
Authorities say the sinkhole began with the collapse of a pond near State Highway 516.
The pond and land belong to the Newton Asphalt Company which has been dredging for sand at depths of 50 feet.
‘I’ve worked for the [Ohio Department of Transportation District] 16 years and I’ve never seen anything of this magnitude,’ District 11 Director Lloyd McAdam told First Coast News.
‘It’s very unusual that something like this would happen.’