Bendigo’s oldest and most treacherous pothole has been nominated for state heritage listing.
The pothole, estimated to have formed during the last Ice Age, has become a beloved landmark for generations of Bendigo residents who have affectionately dodged it while driving, biking, or merely attempting to walk without tripping. “It’s like a rite of passage,” said one local.
Historians are busy uncovering the ancient stories that surround the pothole. “Legend has it that it once swallowed a horse and cart whole,” a local historian told The Bendigo Standard. “But hey, it’s all part of the rich tapestry of Bendigo’s history.”
City officials, attempting to put a positive spin on the situation, claimed that the pothole had become a beloved local landmark. “Tourists come from as far as Wagga to experience the thrill of swerving to avoid the abyss,” said one Greater Bendigo City Council spokesperson.
More to come.