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Erie Canal Lift Bridge

  • 3383 Erie Canal Heritage Trail
  • Holley, NY 14470
  • Visit Site

Built between 1905 and 1918, sixteen lift bridges still carry traffic over the Erie Canal in western New York. Approaching canal boats alert bridge operators with three horn blasts. The operator stops traffic on the roadway and raises the deck of the bridge 15 feet into the air to give clearance for passing boats and barges.