Created on Tuesday, 04 October 2011 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Crews from Shoreline Construction of Indian Lake, Barr & Prevost Engineering of Columbus and project managers from Stantec have begun work at the spillway along State Route 366 east of Russells Point.
ABOVE: The spillway during construction in the 1850s looking toward Russells Point. Note the covered bridge that spanned State Route 366 adjacent to the dam. (EXAMINER PHOTO | COURTESY OF BOB MacDONALD) FRONT PAGE PHOTO: Workers move equipment onto a barge Monday at the spillway east of Russells Point. The view is looking toward the village. (EXAMINER PHOTO | RICK PITTS)
They moved a geotechnical drilling apparatus onto a barge Monday to begin collecting soil samples and other data that will determine if the Ohio Department of Natural Resources restores or replaces the 160-year-old spillway, which was constructed by Irish immigrants using handpicks, shovels and horse-drawn carts.
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