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Piqua Aqueduct photograph
Description: Photograph showing the Piqua 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 caption underneath the photograph reads: "Piqua Aqueduct, July 1916." 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_015
Subjects: Waterworks; Bridges; Canals; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Piqua (Ohio); Miami County (Ohio)