Last updated: April 13, 2021
Audio Description, Historical/Interpretive Information/Exhibits, Wheelchair Accessible
Unlike the nearby Cuyahoga River, the Ohio & Erie Canal was kept at a depth of four feet. Shortly after construction, engineers realized the many challenges of maintaining this consistent water level. More water or less water always seemed to be needed. To reduce flood damage, they built waste weirs such as this one to spill excess water into a channel to the river. To learn more, read the trailside panel.