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Canastota in Madison County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Peterboro Street Lift Bridge

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor

 
 
Peterboro Street Lift Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
1. Peterboro Street Lift Bridge Marker
Inscription.  Canal and street traffic came into conflict where Peterboro Street crossed the Erie Canal in Canastota's busy commercial district. Engineers fixed the problem with a hydraulic lift bridge. Raised, it let boats through and still carried foot traffic. Lowered, it carried wagons, and later cars and trucks.

Built in 1901, the lift bridge was removed in 1927. The Erie Barge Canal had been re-routed in 1918 through Oneida Lake just north of here, and this part of the canal was closed to navigation.

(background photo caption:)
Fourth of July celebration about 1905
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsMan-Made FeaturesRoads & VehiclesWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1901.
 
Location. 43° 4.761′ N, 75° 45.097′ W. Marker is in Canastota, New York, in Madison County. Marker is on Canal Street (County Route 76) west of South Peterboro Street (New York State Route 13), on
Marker detail: 1907 view of the lift bridge looking south from Canal Street along Peterboro Street image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: 1907 view of the lift bridge looking south from Canal Street along Peterboro Street
Stairways were built into the bridge towers so that pedestrians could cross even when the bridge was raised.
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the left when traveling west. Marker is located in an interpretive plaza on the south side of the street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canastota NY 13032, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Canastota's Lift Bridge (here, next to this marker); Canal Town (here, next to this marker); Canal Street (here, next to this marker); Reuben Perkins (a few steps from this marker); Canastota's Basin (within shouting distance of this marker); Enlarging the Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker); Industrial Growth / Canalway Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Canastota's First Commercial Activity Occurred Along the Canal Basin of the Erie Canal (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canastota.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. The Erie Canal in Canastota, New York
 
Peterboro Street Lift Bridge Marker<br>(<i>wide view looking east to Peterboro Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
3. Peterboro Street Lift Bridge Marker
(wide view looking east to Peterboro Street)
Peterboro Street Lift Bridge Monument (<i>at Canal Street intersection, where lift bridge was</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 18, 2019
4. Peterboro Street Lift Bridge Monument (at Canal Street intersection, where lift bridge was)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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