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Bruski Sinkhole

Address
9430 Leer Road
Posen 49776
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Bruski Sinkhole

GPS: 45.18231, -83.71981, near the corner of Leer Rd. and Maple Lane Rd., approx. 20 minutes from Alpena

The 2.5-acre Bruski Sink is located off Leer Rd near the intersection of Maple Lane Rd. Carefully walk the southern edge of Bruski Sink. This sink was used as an unauthorized dumpsite (as many sinkholes were in previous decades) prior to 1999 when it’s clean up began. A 75 ft. crane donated by Moran Iron Works lowered dumpsters into this sink to facilitate the removal of cars, refrigerators, rusting containers of motor oil, and rusting farm machinery from the sides and bottom. This sink increased in depth from 85 ft. to 115 ft. after the removal of the debris during a nine year cleanup process. The debris removal reduced the risk of further underground water contamination and allows visitors a more visual perspective of the width and depth of this sink.

More information is available at the Alpena Visitor Welcome Center located at 420 N. Second Ave., Alpena, MI 49707