Aqueduct north of Delphos photograph   Save
Aqueduct north of Delphos photograph
Description: Photograph showing an aqueduct, which can be one of two kinds of structures: a structure used to transport water from location to location (e.g. a pipe), or a waterwork used to help ships cross over areas by means of a water channel. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Aqueduct North of Delphos, O.| July, 1916." The attached description located on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPHS No's 31 & 32.| DELPHOS AQUEDUCT.| Present structure is a box flume built for temporary use only. The structure is leaking badly and is liable to collapse at any time. This flume conveys the waters from Grand Reservoir northerly to the City of Delphos." 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_032
Subjects: Waterworks; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Canals; Dams; Bridges; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Delphos (Ohio); Allen County (Ohio)