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Loramie Aqueduct photograph
Description: Photograph showing Loramie 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 beneath the photograph reads: "Loramie Aqueduct,| July, 1916." The attached description located on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 23.| LORAMIE AQUEDUCT.| Loramie Aqueduct located on the Miami and Erie Canal near Fort Loramie is broken and should be removed as it is an obstruction to the free and easy passage of water at this point." 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_023
Subjects: Waterworks; Bridges; Canals; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Fort Loramie (Ohio); Shelby County (Ohio)