Friday, June 8, 2012
Bethesda has a sinkhole
Sinkholes are cool, as long as there isn't any property damage and no one gets hurt. Lot 31, on the corner of Bethesda Avenue and Woodmont Avenue is closed because they are going to build a new apartment building there. It is the perfect spot for a sinkhole and I am glad that there now is one there. Even better, there are railroad tracks running right through the center of it. The Capital Crescent Trail runs along an old railroad line, but based on the location I think this must have been a siding, not the main line. It was covered up when they built the parking lot.
As part of the construction, they also have re-routed the trail, though not by much. It now runs along the inside of the parking lot instead of the outside.