Culvert on Baker Road photograph   Save
Culvert on Baker Road photograph
Description: Photograph showing a culvert, which is a drain or pipe allowing water to flow under a structure (e.g. a road). The caption underneath the photograph reads: "West End-Culvert-Baker Road-Sidney Feeder,| July, - 1916." A typed description from another page provides a description for this photograph: "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.
Image ID: SA936AV_B01_019
Subjects: Waterworks; Bridges; Canals; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Sidney (Ohio); Shelby County (Ohio)