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Spillway photograph
Description: Photograph showing a spillway, which is a structure used to control the release of water flow from a dam or another waterwork. The caption underneath the photograph reads: "Spillway North of Tippecanoe City, O.| July, 1916." The attached typed description on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 11.| SPILLWAY NORTH OF TIPPECANOE CITY.| This structure was built by The Dayton and Troy Electric Company as no appropriation was available for the department to construct the same. This spillway replaces the old timber spillway washed out by the high water in 1915." 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_011
Subjects: Waterworks; Bridges; Canals; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Tipp City (Ohio); Miami County (Ohio)