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New wasteway photograph
Description: Photograph showing a wasteway, which is a channel that diverts excess water. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "New Waste Way, Grand Reservoir, Celina, O." The attached description located on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 27.| NEW WASTE WAY GRAND RESERVOIR.| The footer of the new waste way Grand Reservoir at Celina is being undermined, owing to the speed with which the water flows through this outlet. The port openings are located near the bottom of said lake and the operation of opening the ports causes washing. Rubble concrete footer should be constructed at the end of this structure to prevent further damage and perhaps collapse of the wasteway 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_027
Subjects: Waterworks; Bridges; Canals; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Celina (Ohio); Mercer County (Ohio)