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The Crescent Aqueduct

The Crescent Aqueduct, or Lower Mohawk River Aqueduct, crossed the Mohawk River 12 miles down stream from the Rexford Aqueduct, from the north side of the river (west end) to the south side of the river (east end). It was built of random ashlar masonry, probably limestone, and consisted of 25 masonry arches to support the towpath.

At present, only a few stones at each end of the Crescent Aqueduct remain. Below are some photographs of the remains of the Crescent Aqueduct taken in Spring 2006 by Howard Ohlhous. Click on the image below to see the full-size version.


The Crescent Aqueduct interpretive sign Crescent Aqueduct remains on the north side of the Mohawk River Crescent Aqueduct remains on the south side of the Mohawk River
  The remains of the Crescent Aqueduct on the north side of the Mohawk River. The remains on the south side of the Mohawk River.
 
For historical images of the Crescent Aqueduct, see The Mohawk River Aqueducts page in the Take a Tour section of this web site.

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