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Celebrating the canalization of the Ohio River at the Monongahela Wharf

Trinity Court Studios1929

Senator John Heinz History Center

Senator John Heinz History Center

Pittsburghers line the Monongahela Wharf to celebrate the canalization of the Ohio River from Pittsburgh to Cairo, Illinois. The project included the construction of 48 dams and represented the culmination of more than a century of river improvements on the Ohio.

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  • Title: Celebrating the canalization of the Ohio River at the Monongahela Wharf
  • Creator: Trinity Court Studios
  • Date Created: 1929
  • Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • Type: Photograph
  • Original Source: Ohio River Improvement Celebration Photograph Album, 1929, PSS 9, Detre Library & Archives at the Heinz History Center
  • Object ID: PSS9_ALBUM_I02
  • Heinz History Center Exhibit: #Pixburgh: A Photographic Experience (December 2016 to September 2017)

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