Twin Arch Stone Culvert
Miami & Erie Canal
— How Does a Canal Cross a Creek? —
In the early 1970’s, a project was begun to widen County Road 25-A between Troy and Piqua. It was discovered that the engineering plans for the original alignment would disturb the arches. Miami County recognized the historic significance of the arches and agreed to completely redesign the roadway and bridge so that the road alignment would be shifted west, away from the arches to minimize any construction impact. The widening project was constructed in 1979-1980. Previous to that, on July 17, 1978, the Twin Arch stone culvert was nominated and voted onto the National register of Historic Places.
The arches, located on the property of the State of Ohio and the Upper Valley Medical Center, was transferred to the Miami County Park District. At the same time, the Miami Valley regional Planning Commission received approval of Federal Transportation funds ln March of 2000, to reconstruct the Twin Arch culvert. Since the completion of the arches, the Miami county Park District has paved a small parking area and maintains the arches, footpaths and pond at the Twin Arch Reserve.
Erected by Miami County Park District Miami County foundation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Waterways & Vessels
Location. 40° 5.289′ N, 84° 13.385′ W. Marker is near Troy, Ohio, in Miami County. Marker can be reached from Great Miami River Recreational Trail (County Route 25A). Marker is in the Twin Arch Reserve Miami County Park District, near the canoe launch ramp. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Troy OH 45373, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eldean Covered Bridge (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named Eldean Covered Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Eldean Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Historic Lock 12 (approx. 2.8 miles away); Hobart Brothers Company (approx. 2.8 miles away); Miami and Erie Canal (approx. 2.8 miles away); Troy Civil War Monument (approx. 2.9 miles away); Troy Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
Additional keywords. Miami and Erie Canal Dixie Highway
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 5, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.