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.
Marker series. This marker is included in the The Miami & Erie Canal marker series.
Location. 40° 5.289′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eldean Covered 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 Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away); Piqua's Early African-American Heritage (approx. 2.9 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery 1849 (approx. 3.3 miles away); Miami County War Savings Quota Plaque (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
Additional keywords. Miami and Erie Canal Dixie Highway
Categories. • Bridges & Viaducts • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2018, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. 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.