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Water bank photograph
Description: Photograph showing a collapsed bank diverting water from a canal. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Bad Bank at Lock 45 South of Toledo, Ohio, Aug. 1916." The attached description located on the back reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 49.| WEAK BANK AT LOCK 45, TOLEDO, O.| The bank has been broken and the canal is flooding private thereby causing damage which could be avoided if said bank was replaced." 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_049
Subjects: Waterworks; Rivers; Canals; Lakes & ponds; Dams; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Toledo (Ohio); Lucas County (Ohio)