Date: 1974
Photographer: F. W. Trevorrow
Source: Jack Gieck, A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913, Kent State University Press, 1988, 1992 .
Collection: Unknown
Description: "Rocky Fork Culvert, on the Ohio & Erie east of Newark. An alternative to the aqueduct, especially for spanning relatively small waterways, was the stone culvert. Culverts were constructed by building a stone arch over the stream and erecting parallel walls to contain a fill of earth. The top mortared course constitutes the "coping." The clay-lined canal channel, supported by the bed of earth, traversed the length of the culvert. Such structures avoided the leakage problems characteristic of aqueducts; 1974."
A Photo Album of Ohio's Canal Era, 1825-1913, Kent State University Press, 1988, 1992, courtesy University of Akron Archives.


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