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Public can see giant sinkhole up close this weekend

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The sinkhole inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY. The sinkhole inside the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY.
Katie Frassinelli Katie Frassinelli
The ZR-1 Spyder recovered from teh sinkhole. The ZR-1 Spyder recovered from teh sinkhole.
A visitor looks at the 1 millionth Corvette, one of the eight cars recovered from the sinkhole. A visitor looks at the 1 millionth Corvette, one of the eight cars recovered from the sinkhole.

BOWLING GREEN, KY (WAVE) – Since the massive sinkhole that swallowed eight classic Corvettes, we've been following the progress at the National Corvette Museum. All of the cars are out of the hole and on display. Now, for the first time, you can get an up close look at the sinkhole. 

When the National Corvette Museum Bash takes place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday visitors will be allowed to get near the sinkhole. After this weekend museum officials are not sure when the sinkhole area will be open to the public again.

A team of investigators think part of a cave roof collapsed following heavy rains, creating the giant hole in February. Out of the eight Corvettes that were damaged, General Motors thinks they may be able to salvage four of them. A GM representative was at the museum on Tuesday to take a look at the ZR-1 Spyder. 

Now, ideas are floating around on what should be done with the sinkhole. 

"There is a possibility of leaving it here," said Katie Frassinelli, a museum spokeswoman. "Whether it's just a portion or all of it, having a bridge over it, stairs that go down it, a glass floor on tip where you can look down on it. Just any ideas people have." 

Frassinelli said the museum is embracing the negative and turning into a positive and they are talking with a construction company and engineers about the possibilities. 

"It's a part if our history now," said Frassinelli. 

Over the next few weeks, additional people from GM will be at the museum assessing the damaged cars.

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