Description: The Germantown Dam is an earthen embankment located across Twin Creek in southwestern Montgomery County near the village of Germantown.
A conservancy road goes across the top of the dam. The dam was built to temporarily store floodwater and has no gates or permanent pool. It is 1,210 feet long and 100 feet high. There are two concrete conduits through the base of the embankment at the north abutment. The conduits are sized to discharge a peak flow during an Official Plan Flood that can be handled by the flood protection levees and channels downstream. The remainder of the floodwaters are temporarily stored behind the dam and released over time. An emergency spillway is located in a low area through the left abutment north of the dam.
It was built after the 1913 flood which resulted in a vigorous movement for flood protection. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: SA1039AV_B05F09_043_1 Subjects: Geography and Natural Resources; Climate and Weather; Dams; Flood control; Miami Conservancy District (Ohio) Places: Germantown (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)
Description: Constructed in 1865, restored in 1963, the Germantown Covered Bridge on East Center Street, spanning Little Twin Creek, was 93 years old and is reputed to be the only existing covered bridge of its kind in the world. For 41 years this unique inverted bow string truss covered bridge spanned Little Twin Creek on the Dayton Pike in Germantown, Ohio. In 1911 it was removed to its present location where it has been restored and beautified as a link with Ohio's early history. It is a symbol of individual initiative in America's early history. View on Ohio Memory. Image ID: AL07523 Subjects: Covered bridges--Ohio; Bridges--Ohio; Bridges; Roads--United States--History Places: Germantown (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)
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