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Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site

The Schoharie Creek Aqueduct
More Recent Photographs of the Remains

After the completion of the current Erie (Barge) Canal, the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct was reduced to nine arches at the western end. Since then, the number of arches has been further reduced to six due to collapse. The latest collapse occurried on August 16, 1998, and the result of that collapse can be seen in the pictures below.


Below: Photographs taken in 2004 by Patrick Chefalo
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Schoharie Creek Aqueduct, Fort Hunter, N.Y. Schoharie Creek Aqueduct, Fort Hunter, N.Y. Schoharie Creek Aqueduct, Fort Hunter, N.Y.
Looking north from the eastern shore. Looking east from the western end. Looking west from the eastern shore.

Below: Photographs taken in 2006 by Howard Ohlhous
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Schoharie Creek Aqueduct remains, Fort Hunter, N.Y. Schoharie Creek Aqueduct remains, Fort Hunter, N.Y.
Panoramic view of the remains of the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct, looking south up Schoharie Creek. The result of the August 16, 1998 collapse can be seen on the left. Looking west across Schoharie Creek at the remains of the aqueduct.
Schoharie Creek Aqueduct remains, Fort Hunter, N.Y. Schoharie Creek Aqueduct remains, Fort Hunter, N.Y. Schoharie Creek Aqueduct remains, Fort Hunter, N.Y.
Schoharie Creek Aqueduct remains, Fort Hunter, N.Y. Schoharie Creek Aqueduct remains, Fort Hunter, N.Y.
Part of the top rail of the tow path has the name of the contractor and the date of construction carved into it.
Schoharie Creek Aqueduct remains, Fort Hunter, N.Y.


Below: Photographs taken in April 2007, before the annual spring refilling of the canal
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Looking northwest, from the eastern bank The 4th and 5th arches, looking south
Looking northwest, from the eastern bank. The 5th and 6th arches (from the western end), looking south.
 
The collapsed center section, looking south The western end, looking south
The collapsed center section, looking south. The western end, looking south.


Below: Photographs taken in September 2007
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Aqueduct interpretive sign Looking northwest, from the eastern bank
Interpretive sign on the east bank of Schoharie Creek. Looking northwest, from the eastern bank.
Looking west at the remains of the aqueduct The  east side retaining wall looking south The  east side retaining wall looking north
Looking west at the remains of the aqueduct. The towpath arches are on the right (seen end on). The east side retaining wall --
This is all that remains of the aqueduct on the east bank.
Left: looking south ; Right: looking north.


Below: Photographs taken in April 2010, before the annual spring refilling of the canal
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Overall view of the remains of the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct
Overall view of the remains of the Schoharie Creek Aqueduct, looking southeast up Schoharie Creek.
 
Looking southeast at the collapsed end Looking east, with the eastern end pier visible on the left Looking southeast through the third western towpath arch
Looking southeast up Schoharie Creek at the collapsed end of the aqueduct. Looking east, with the eastern end pier visible on the left across Schoharie Creek. Looking southeast through the third western towpath arch at the prism trunk support and pier.
 
Looking northwest from the bed of Schoharie Creek Looking north at the collapsed piers Closeup of the eastern end
Looking northwest from the bed of Schoharie Creek on the southwest side. Looking north at the collapsed piers. Closeup of the eastern end, looking northeast from across Schoharie Creek.
 
Looking northwest from the southwest side Looking north at the westernmost arch View of the remaining towpath arches, looking southeast
Looking northwest from the southwest side. Looking north at the westernmost arch. Panoramic view of the remaining towpath arches, looking southeast.

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