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Plum Creek Aqueduct photograph
Description: Photograph showing an aqueduct at Plum Creek. 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 beneath the photograph reads: "Plum Creek Aqueduct, Between Sidney & Port Jefferson,| July, 1916." The attached description on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 21.| PLUM CREEK AQUEDUCT.| Plum Creek aqueduct between Sidney and Port Jefferson conveys the water on the Sidney Feeder. The timber is in bad state of preservation and leaks badly. The loss due to this amounts to some 12%. The masonry walls are in fair condition, but the structure should be replaced." 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_021
Subjects: Waterworks; Bridges; Canals; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Sidney (Ohio); Shelby County (Ohio)