Authorities are surveying the damage after a sinkhole formed on a bridge in New Mexico, resulting in the rescue of two pedestrians
LOS LUNAS, NM – Authorities surveyed the damage on Sunday after a sinkhole formed on a bridge in New Mexico, resulting in the rescue of two pedestrians.
Los Lunas Police said the city’s Main Street Bridge over the Rio Grande remains closed due to the sinkhole under a sidewalk on the east side of the bridge.
Multiple media reports Saturday night said the bridge had partially collapsed, but authorities said that wasn’t true.
Officials from the New Mexico Department of Transportation were at the scene Sunday trying to determine the extent of damage to the sidewalk on a main road in Valencia County.
Los Lunas Fire Chief John Gabaldon said a water line would need to be shut off to prevent further problems if a pipe running through the foxhole ruptured.
Gabaldon didn’t immediately know how many homes were affected by the water outage.
Los Lunas is approximately 24 miles (38.6 kilometers) south of Albuquerque.