Robison Park 2017

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Robison Park 2017

Post by cjberndt » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:49 am

Saturday I went on a kayak search for remnants of the dam that pooled water for the feeder canal. The pond it created was also used by visitors to Robison Park.

The only remnant I found was the weir at the end of Swift Run ditch, across the river from Riverbend golf course. The ditch bypassed the weir some time ago; whether naturally or by design I don't know. Note the substantial wall at right, and none at left, suggesting that something was removed on the left side.

The small two rails in the middle of the weir are about 4 inches high and 6 inches apart. They were the guide for a sluice gate that is no longer in place.

The concrete poles that formerly supported the overhead power lines along Ft. Wayne's street car routes are now serving erosion control duty along the riverbank.

Aerial Robison-Riverbend Oct 2017.jpg
Swift Run Weir Oct 2017.jpg
Swift Run Weir Rails Oct 2017.jpg
ISC Street Car Power Poles 10-07-17.jpg

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