Sinkhole opens in National Corvette Museum

A sinkhole with an estimated size of 40 feet across and 25-30 feet deep appeared in the Skydome at the National Corvette Museum early this morning. No one was in the museum at the time. Photo provided by the National Corvette Museum.

Kae Holloway

A sinkhole, measuring 40 ft. wide and 25-30 ft. deep, collapsed in Bowling Green’s National Corvette Museum early Wednesday morning, according to a  National Corvette Museum press release. 

Eight cars were swallowed up by the sinkhole, two of the eight were on loan from General Motors. Six were owned by the museum.

A 1993 ZR-1 Spyder, a 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil,” a 1962 Black Corvette, a 1984 PPG Pace Car, a 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette, a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette, a 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette and a 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette fell victim to the sinkhole.

The collapse occurred in the Skydome area of the museum. The dome is a separate from the main museum but is connected to the primary structure. The area has been closed for further inspection, damage assessment and for repair.

The museum will also be closed for the remainder of the day.

The Herald will update this story as more information is made available.