November 09, 2007
River Vs. Road
10 years ago
On August 19, 2005, a freak rainstorm in Toronto caused the Black Creek water level to rise, which caused a section of Finch Avenue West near Sentinel Road (due south of York University between Keele and Jane Streets to collapse, leaving a deep pit that prevented any pedestrian or vehicular traffic from passing through. The crater left where a 4 lane roadway once was is approximately 20–25 feet (7 metres) deep. Two lanes reopened in late 2005, and officials expect the other 2 lanes to be opened after May 2006.
Just another damn pothole. ;) Very impressive, Nick. I certainly hope they're putting in a bridge and not trying to influence Ma Nature to conform to the state DOT manual.
always bet on nature.
This happens too often. In
, I believe it had happened before
(scroll down), but it's all I can find right now]
because they hadn't fixed the road properly.