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Hole in culvert near Newark photograph
Description: Photograph showing a damaged culvert, which is a drain or pipe used to transport water from location to location. The caption beneath the photograph reads: "Hole in Culvert 3 Miles West of Newark, O." The attached description located on the back of the photograph reads: "PHOTOGRAPH No. 87.| CULVERT 3-MILES WEST OF NEWARK.| The present culvert has its arch ring broken and allows the water from the bottom of the canal to pass down into the culvert and on to its natural course." 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_087
Subjects: Waterworks; Rivers; Lakes & ponds; Canals; Dams; Ohio Economy--Transportation and Development
Places: Newark (Ohio); Licking County (Ohio)