: Photograph showing a collapsed culvert, which is a drain or pipe used to transport water from location to location. The caption reads beneath the photograph: "Culvert at Rambs Creek." The attached description located on the back of the page reads: "PHOTOGRAPHS No's 85 and 86.| RAMPS CREEK CULVERT.| Ramp's Creek Culvert located between Hebron and Newark has collapsed as shown in photograph. This structure will not permit the passage of any water beyond this point. It further affords a crude dam to the said Ramps Creek and causes damage due directly to the collapse of the structure." 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_085 Subjects
: Waterworks; Rivers; Canals; Lakes & ponds; Dams; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development Places
: Newark (Ohio); Licking County (Ohio)