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The true depth of the UK's pothole problem

In 2016, potholes caused £3.1 million worth of damage to vehicles in the UK. With over 1 million potholes reported on our roads, they’re definitely a pain in the axle.

But just how bad is this problem?

This is what would happen if you combined the depth of every single pothole in the UK.
Scroll down, and you’ll see just how deep the rabbit hole goes.

Show the total pothole depth for:

The Shard, London
310m
Principality
Stadium, Cardiff
90m
Samson & Goliath
(cranes), Belfast
106m
The Shard
310m
Principality
Stadium
90m
Castle Rock
80m
Samson & Goliath
(cranes)
106m
Double-decker
Bus
4m
Loch Ness, Scotland
230m
Bottom of the
English Channel
174m
Location of
the
The Titanic
3,800m
Bottom of the
Mediterranean Sea
5,270m
Bottom of the
Atlantic Ocean
8,380m
Mariana Trench -
bottom of the
Bottom of the
Pacific Ocean
11,000m
UK's deepest cave,
Powys
275m
World's deepest
natural
cave,
Eastern Europe
2,197m
World's deepest oil well,
Gulf of Mexico
10,100m
World's deepest
man-made hole,
Russia
12,300m
Boundary between Earth's
crust and upper mantle
30,000m
Nothing but rocks here …
Not much to see right now …
Almost there …
Keep going …
It's getting hot in here …
Total depth of
England's
potholes
31,796m
Total depth of
Northern Ireland's
potholes
1,563m
Total depth of
Scotland's
potholes
6,364m
Total depth of
Wales's
potholes
733m
Total depth of
Derbyshire's
potholes
567m
Total depth of
Essex's
potholes
848m
Total depth of
Hertfordshire's
potholes
1,112m
Total depth of
County Durham's
potholes
2,222m
Total depth of
Lancashire's
potholes
3,171m
Total depth of
Liverpool's
potholes
86m
Total depth of
Kent's
potholes
687m
Total depth of
Surrey's
potholes
1,327m
Total depth of
Bristol's
potholes
192m
Total depth of
Cornwall's
potholes
1,106m
Total depth of
Devon's
potholes
2,481m
Total depth of
Birmingham's
potholes
98m
Total depth of
Worcestershire's
potholes
1,199m
Total depth of
Bradford's
potholes
391m
Total depth of
Leeds's
potholes
306m
Total depth of
Sheffield's
potholes
444m
Total depth of
West Yorkshire's
potholes
2,303m
The total depth of potholes in is m.
That’s times the depth of the .
And
the same height as cars!
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