: This is a photograph showing a wash-out, which is the erosion of soft soil and/or other surfaces due to streams. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Wash-out at Grand Rapids Lock." The attached description located on the back of the photograph reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 48.| GRAND RAPIDS LOCK.| Private property is being washed away and damages will be incurred if the present structure is not repaired. The lock lies within the corporate limits of Grand Rapids and needs a retaining wall built a distance of some 60 feet to prevent wash." 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_048 Subjects
: Waterworks; Rivers; Canals; Lakes & ponds; Dams; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development Places
: Grand Rapids (Ohio); Wood County (Ohio)