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Norwich Water Power Company, Canal Spillway, West bank of Shetucket River between Thirteenth & , Norwich, New London County, CT



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HB269026
View North, Showing Bridge Across Spillway, Two Levels Of Aprons; Headgates In Background

HB269027
View Northwest, Detail Of Piers Set Into Upper Apron To Support Access Road Bridge


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Location
West bank of Shetucket River between Thirteenth &, Norwich, CT

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CT-147-C
Significance: The canal spillway is of historical interest as part of an early 20th-century program of improvements to the dam, headgates, and canal of the Norwich Water Power Company. The reinforced-concrete structure provided a replacement for the original 1882 spillway, as well as a substantial bridge for the access road to the dam and headgates. The canal, originally laid out in 1829, was still important in the early 20th century as a source of water and waterpower for the numerous factories along its banks.

Subjects
Spillways


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW NORTH, SHOWING BRIDGE ACROSS SPILLWAY, TWO LEVELS OF APRONS; HEADGATES IN BACKGROUND
2. VIEW NORTHWEST, DETAIL OF PIERS SET INTO UPPER APRON TO SUPPORT ACCESS ROAD BRIDGE


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