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Sinkhole opens at Austin Peay State University stadium, will be filled with rock, concrete

Construction crews in Tennessee are working to fill a sinkhole that opened at Austin Peay State University's Governors Stadium.

The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/1o1vCDa) reports the sinkhole started out small, about 3 feet by 5 feet, but workers have had to dig a much larger hole — about 40 feet deep and 40 feet wide — to find stable bedrock.

The hole was discovered about a month ago where the football field meets the track during a project to replace the main stadium building.

Mike Jenkins, superintendent for Nashville-based Bell & Associates Construction, told the newspaper sinkholes are common in the area and the budget included sinkhole remediation funding.

Jenkins said workers continued to excavate Monday while officials met with a geotechnical engineer. He said the hole will be filled with rock and concrete.

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Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle, http://www.theleafchronicle.com

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