: Photograph showing a culvert, which is a drain or pipe allowing water to flow under a structure (e.g. a road). The caption beneath the photograph reads: "East End- Culvert-Baker Road,| Sidney Feeder, July 1916." The attached description located on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 18. and 19.| BAKER ROAD CULVERT.| This photograph shows the east and west ends of Baker Road Culvert located underneath the Sidney Feeder. This culvert accommodates a public highway; also stream flows from a certain drainage creek in this locality. This culvert is built of stone and it is becoming disintegrated. The stones forming the arch of this culvert are dropping down and is dangerous to traffic; rupture is also feared as the entire structure is liable to collapse at any moment, thereby shutting off public traffic and flooding private lands in addition to destroying the feeder itself." 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.
: SA936AV_B01_018 Subjects
: Waterworks; Bridges; Canals; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development Places
: Sidney (Ohio); Shelby County (Ohio)