New York State Canal System, Erie Canal Bridge Maintenance

Written by Chuck Baier
July 31, 2020

From July 17 through December 1, 2020, between the hours of 0700 and 1600, Monday through Friday, contractors will utilize snooper trucks under the E-120 O’Neal Road/ Quaker Road Bridge at Mile 238.34 over the Erie Canal. Spotters will warn of approaching vessels and move the man lift(s) to allow vessels to pass.

From September 21 through September 25, 2020, between the hours of 0800 and 1700 daily, a 30-foot Harcon Vessel will be inspecting the E29 Lansing Road Bridge at mile 79.01, the E39 Moss Road Bridge at mile 92.51, and the E52A Erie Boulevard Road Bridge at mile 115.74, over the Erie Canal. The vessels will monitor VHF-FM Channel 16 and will move if a 30-minute advance notice is provided directly to the inspectors.

From July 9 through November 20, 2020, the E-174 Union Street Bridge at Mile 271.28 and the E-128 Main Street (SR 250) Bridge at Mile 246.67, both over the Erie Canal, part of the New York Canal System will be locked in the open to navigation position and moveable platforms that hang approximately 3 feet below low steel will be installed under the bridge in one half of the channel. The normal working hours will be 0700 to 1700, Monday through Friday; however, actual work hours may change during the project due to weather.

From July 9 through November 20, 2020 moveable platforms will be installed under the E174 Union Street Bridge at mile 271.28 and the E128 Main Street Bridge at Mile 246.67, both over the Erie Canal. The platforms will extend approximately 6 feet below low steel.

From May 25 through September 30, 2020, scaffolding will be installed under the E-34A South Washington Street Bridge at Mile 86.36 and the E37A Central Avenue Bridge at Mile 89.15, both over the Erie Canal, Part of the New York Barge Canal System that hangs approximately 1-feet below low steel.

From July 6 through January 27, 2021 scaffolding that, hangs approximately 2 feet below low steel will be installed under the E114 Port Gibson Road  Bridge at Mile 230.13 and the E115 Galloway Road Bridge at Mile 232.54, both over the Erie Canal.

From September 26 through October 24, 2020, between the hours of 0800 and 1700 daily, a 30-foot Harcon Vessel will be inspecting the E29 Lansing Road Bridge at mile 79.01, the E39 Moss Road Bridge at mile 92.51, and the E52A Erie Boulevard Road Bridge at mile 115.74, over the Erie Canal. The vessels will monitor VHF-FM Channel 16 and will move if a 30-minute advance notice is provided directly to the inspectors.

Chuck Baier

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