The Mitchell Ave aqueduct


Catastrophic failure of a tunnel carrying Mitchell Ave under the canal in 1883 had caused much of the canal to drain and flooded the neighborhood. This wooden structure was a temporary repair - note the number of workmen in bed of the roadway. This area has thick deposits of glacial lake clays, which may have played a role in the failure.

See Towpaths 2010 vol 48 #3.


Survey of the aqueduct in 1920. Structure was now steel. [larger image]



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