Bridge 8, Erie Canal

Bridge 8 straddles the Erie Canal in Rexford in the U.S. state of New York. Rexford is located just east of the City of Schenectady. Near the bridge is the historic remains of the 1842 Erie Canal Aqueduct. Two of the original 14 arches remain on the south side of the river, and one arch remains on the north side of the Mohawk River. The 1842 aqueduct replaced the original 1824 aqueduct at this site when the Erie Canal was enlarged during the years of 1835- 1862. The bridge was designed by the New York State Department of Public Works and opened in 1965. It has a total length of 727 feet and a main span of 266 feet.

Coordinates: 42°51′01″N 73°53′17″W / 42.850414°N 73.887917°W / 42.850414; -73.887917

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