Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Hole-O-Ween!

A reader sent in these pictures from the Calhoun Street streetscape construction site. Enjoy!

Did you notice the layer of brick underneath the top layer of street?

How do you explain this to insurance?

"Yea, um, my car kind of fell into one of Fort Wayne's most historic streets."

Related story:

Car plunges into 8-foot Calhoun hole
Link (JG)
"With cell phone cameras snapping photos and passersby debating how Farrell’s car would be salvaged, Farrell stood impassively on the curb in front of the Hilton Hotel as crews worked to pull the car out of the hole.

Safety officials from Brooks Construction, which is doing excavation work on the street, said they were taking statements from witnesses about how Farrell was able to turn onto the street. Barrels are placed at the Calhoun Street and Washington Boulevard intersection, but they are spaced wide enough apart to allow construction equipment to pass in between, officials said.

The car was eventually removed from the hole and a high-voltage electrical line running under the street was undamaged, officials said."


Anonymous said...

I didn't know they had a farmer's market there...

barranda said...

Somehow the boondoggle is to be blamed here. Perhaps the terrible traffic caused the accident.

John B. Kalb said...

Barister Barranda: A true boondoggle is never an accident - it is "planned make-work" with no logical reasoning behind it.
I believe Farrell was watched by a guardian angel - If that high voltage cable had been cut by the vehicle, electrocution would have occured. John B. Kalb

barranda said...

Kiljoy Kalb,

Perhaps you missed the joke.