BANGOR- A rare sight by the Bangor Waterfront Wednesday afternoon, as crews were on scene of a sinkhole near the pavilion.
The 10 foot deep hole caused a portion of the path to be shut down while crews look to determine a cause.
“This is failure, we think, of a CSO pipe that leads into the Penobscot. We believe that the astronomical tide has come up high enough so the water surcharged back into the pipe and washed away the soil,” said Chip Swan, collections assistant manager for the city of Bangor.
The extent of the damage is still unknown.
Crews were waiting for low tide so they can get down into the storm water line, which is 20 feet deep under ground, to try and find out how to fix the problem.
As a precaution, the road and parking areas south of railroad street between the railroad tracks and the river will be closed and pedestrians should avoid the area.