How Does Philly’s Trolley-Disrupting Sinkhole Compare With This Week’s Other Famous Sinkholes?

Kinda weak, actually, compared to Baltimore.

The mid-Atlantic got soaked with rain this week, making sinkholes, sinkholes everywhere! How does Philly stack up with some of the region’s other famous sinkholes?

Here’s the four-foot monster that disrupted SEPTA trolley traffic today:




That's big! However....

CBS Boston reports: "A miniature horse was rescued after getting stuck in a small sinkhole on Friday in South Chatham. Around 6 a.m., someone found the 15-year-old horse trapped in a hole that was about three or four feet deep." Firefighters dug a ramp to let the mini horse escape on its own, without injury to anything but its feelings.

And that's big. However, Baltimore has us all beat. Wait to the end:

Pedantic people say that's more a mudslide than a sinkhole. We say: We still don't want to fall in. Baltimore wins.

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  • matthew brandley

    baltimores was caused by neglect. The residents have been complaining about cracks that went so deep you could see the rr tracks below for the past 3 years to csx and the city. all they did was send out a engineer and say its o k and pave it over. The retaining wall that gave way was built in 1890 by the B and O railroad and has bot had any work done to it since then

  • matthew brandley

    Csx has been spending hundreds of millions on its gateway clearance project in its system to run double stack intermodal trains instead of replaing its out dated bridges and infrastructure