: Photograph showing a dam, which is a structure use to control the flow of water and/or store water. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Independence Dam." The attached description located on the back of another page reads: "PHOTOGRAPHS No's 41 and 42.| INDEPENDENCE DAM EAST OF DEFIANCE.| The north abutment to said dam is being washed away, owing to eddies being formed as the water passes over the crest of the dam. A continuation of abutment wing-wall together with sufficient backfill will obviate this difficulty." 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.
: SA936AV_B01_042 Subjects
: Waterworks; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Canals; Dams; Bridges; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development Places
: Defiance (Ohio); Defiance County (Ohio)