Sinkhole developed in section of River’s Edge Trail

A sinkhole has developed on a section of the River’s Edge Trail just east of Black Eagle Dam due to a new spring seeping under the trail.

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Photo courtesy the River’s Edge Trail Foundation.

In July, the City Commission approved a $9,000 professional services agreement with TD&H Engineering to provide geotechnical engineering services to assess the trail and provide repair options.

The River’s Edge Trail Foundation advises to use caution on the section of trail that has sunken on the south side of the river between Black Eagle Dam and the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center.

Park and Recreation officials said the geotech drilling was wrapping up last week and it would likely be a week or two before the city receives the engineering report.