: Photograph showing a culvert, which is a pipe or drain allowing water to pass under a structure (e.g. road). The caption underneath the photograph reads: "Turtle Creek Culvert, Summit Level, July 1916." The typed description on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 20.| TURTLE CREEK CULVERT.| Turtle Creek culvert on the Summit Level, some 7 miles from Lockington. This culvert is under the Miami and Erie Canal. It is a twin barrel arch culvert and is in bad state of collapse. The west end of the culvert is now broken down leaving large deposits of earth located in its interior. Its removal is recommended allowing a free and uninterrupted passage for flood water at this point. To maintain a feed over this structure is not necessary under the present condition. Should the structure fail, 100 acres of valuable bottom lands would be flooded, thereby causing material damages." 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_020 Subjects
: Waterworks; Bridges; Canals; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development Places
: Sidney (Ohio); Shelby County (Ohio)