The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has announced that construction has begun on a $1.7 million project to stabilize the historic Erie Canal Aqueduct at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in Montgomery County.
The aqueduct, which was built in 1841, is within the Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor.
The stabilization project will involve extensive repairs to the aqueduct’s foundation and structure, as well as the installation of new interpretive signage to educate visitors about the site’s history. The aqueduct, which once carried the Erie Canal over the Schoharie Creek, is among the oldest remaining original structures of the canal.
The Erie Canal Aqueduct at Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is a popular destination for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike. The site will resume normal operations at the boat launch and picnic area upon completion of the project in 2023.
Photo: Schoharie Crossing on Erie Canal showing 9 arches of aqueduct at Fort Hunter.