: Photograph showing flood gates near a culvert, which is a drain or pipe allowing water to flow under a structure (e.g. a road). The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Flood Gates, Sagamore Creek Culvert." The attached description on the back reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 56.| SAGAMORE CREEK FLOOD GATES.| Timbers in said gates are in a state of decay. They are leaking badly and loss of water supply at this point is very important." 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_056 Subjects
: Waterworks; Rivers; Canals; Lakes & ponds; Dams; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development Places
: Cleveland (Ohio); Cuyahoga County (Ohio)