Times Square water main break leads to massive pothole on 7th Ave

August 31, 2023 by No Comments

Yesterday, a water main that was nearly 130 years old gave way under New York City’s famed Times Square. Unsurprisingly, this led to flooding on the surrounding streets and nearby subway station. While the break has now been attended to and traffic and subway services have returned to normal, it has still led to a massive pothole. This photo was taken at the intersection on 7th Ave and 40 St. and as seen, it required a large crew with machinery to deal with it as quickly as possible.

In the distance, you can also see that the sidewalk was sectioned off by a temporary barrier. Nonetheless, this didn’t stop New Yorkers from getting their hands on the local 99-cent pizza.

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Judging by the size of this pothole, it isn’t exactly your average hole in the ground either and is seemingly quite deep. Nonetheless, due to the location of the hole it looks to have been given a lot of attention and was made a priority in terms of fixing it up sooner rather than later.

On a separate note, this also highlights just how old parts of New York City’s infrastructure actually are. For a city of such status and prestige, you may assume that it would have more modern facilities but it just goes to show that despite its looks on the outside, parts of New York are still maintained by century-old equipment.

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