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Flockton Aqueduct photograph
Description: Photograph showing Flockton Aqueduct. An aqueduct can be one of two kinds of structures: a water passage through land artificially constructed for the purpose of boats, ships, etc. to travel, or a channel (any type) used to transport water from one location to another. The attached caption above the photograph reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 4.| FLOCKTON AQUEDUCT.| Flockton Aqueduct located on the Miami and Erie Canal some 5-miles south of Hamilton, Ohio. Said structure is in a state of decay and forms an obstruction to the creek that passes under same. This should be replaced by either an inverted siphon or a new wooden structure so as to obviate this difficulty. The structure itself leaks badly and loss of water from this aqueduct is very bad." This photograph is part of a series taken by the Board of the Ohio Department of Public Works to document the disrepair of the infrastructure of the Ohio and Erie Canal and Miami-Erie Canal systems in 1916, showing the physical condition of each structure. The Ohio Department of Public Works is one of the oldest departments of state government in continuous existence. Among its other duties, this department was charged with maintenance and administration of the Ohio & Erie and Miami-Erie Canals. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: SA936AV_B01_004
Subjects: Waterworks; Bridges; Canals; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Hamilton (Ohio); Butler County (Ohio)