Loramie wasteway photograph   Save
Loramie wasteway photograph
Description: Photograph showing Loramie wasteway, which is a channel that diverts excess water. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Loramie Waste-way, July 1916." The attached description located on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 24.| LORAMIE WASTE WAY| Loramie Wasteway at Loramie reservoir controls the height of water in said reservoir. Spanning the top of this structure is a 3 ft. concrete walk which gives access to the control of flood gates. At this point during the winter season ice accumulates on said walk and passage to and from said gates is very dangerous, especially if a heavy wind exists. The department recommends the construction of a pipe hang rail across the same." TThis 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_024
Subjects: Waterworks; Bridges; Canals; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Fort Loramie (Ohio); Shelby County (Ohio)