[tmt_info =””] When you reach Waterford (different than Watertown!) turn on to Ohio Rte. 60, headed north. Between Malta and Zanesville the road parallels the Muskingum River.[/tmt_info]
This is the view below the locks. When a boat enters from the north, the gates close, and the water levels slowly drop, until the lower gates can be opened. Reversing the process allows north-bound boat traffic to pass.
[tmt_info =””]The Muskingum River lock and dam system dates back to the mid-1800’s.[/tmt_info]
[tmt_info =””] In Zanesville, watch for a bridge that has not two, but threeends. It’s known as the famous “Y” bridge, and it carries US Rte. 40, the old National Road.[/tmt_info]
Note: This trip was first published in 2005.