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High water wasteway photograph
Description: Photograph showing a wasteway, which is a channel that diverts excess water. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Location for High Water Waste Way, North of St. Marys, Ohio.| July, 1916." The attached description located on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 29.| ST. MARY'S HIGH WATER WASTE WAY.| A waste way is needed at this point to release flood waters entering canal. Location admirable on account of the present weak condition of the bank." 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_029
Subjects: Waterworks; Bridges; Canals; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: St. Marys (Ohio); Auglaize County (Ohio)