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Sinkhole closes bridge, crews begin repairs

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Crews began work on Wednesday to repair a sinkhole on Huntington.

The sinkhole is at the foot of the 5th Avenue Bridge that runs into Guyandotte.

It's about 35 feet deep and 20 feet wide.

Sanitation workers tell us the sinkhole was caused by the collapse of a sewer main that was built in 19-15.

Crews also tell 13 News that there are several other locations in the city where there are even older sewer mains that could cause for sinkholes to open up.

Some, we are told, date back to before 1900, and have been untouched since.

Repairs on the 5th Avenue Bridge sinkhole should be complete in four to six weeks.