Water gates photograph   Save
Water gates photograph
Description: Photograph showing an angle of the channel taken behind from damaged gates. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Eleven Mile Lock South of Cleveland, Ohio. Aug. 1916, New gates needed." The attached description located on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 51| 11-MILE LOCK GATES SOUTH OF CLEVELAND.| Present gates are in a state of decay. Said gates leak badly. Vegetation has forced openings through the same and no longer answer the purpose for which they were originally built." 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_051
Subjects: Waterworks; Rivers; Canals; Lakes & ponds; Dams; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)