The Schoharie Aqueduct

The Schoharie Aqueduct (HM2N3T)

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N 42° 56.364', W 74° 17.374'

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Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

The stone structure extending about halfway across Schoharie Creek in front of you is what remains of the Schoharie Aqueduct. Built between 1839 and 1841 as part of the Enlarged Erie Canal, the Schoharie Aqueduct was perhaps the single greatest improvement made during the canal's enlargement phase. The 14-arch, 624-foot-long aqueduct carried the Enlarged Erie above, and totally apart from, the Schoharie Creek.

Because the original 1820s Erie Canal entered the creek itself, whenever the Schoharie was flooded, traffic on the canal was often halted for days. After the aqueduct went into operation, canal traffic no longer had to be interrupted.

The aqueduct was abandoned in 1917, when the Barge Canal opened in the Mohawk River. A series of arches at the east end were removed to prevent ice jams. Other arches have collapsed
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Date Added Thursday, November 21st, 2019 at 4:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 557963 N 4754330
Decimal Degrees42.93940000, -74.28956667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 56.364', W 74° 17.374'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 56' 21.84" N, 74° 17' 22.44" W
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