Notice to Mariners
Erie Canal – Mentz
March 26, 2021
Mariners are advised that NY Route 38 Bridge (E-85) over the Erie Canal in the town of Mentz, painting activities are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 29, 2021. This work is expected to be completed by the end of the day on Friday, May 14, 2021. Normal overhead clearance will be reduced to 20.5 feet by scaffolding beneath the bridge over the navigation channel. BRIDGE CLEANING signs are posted on both sides of the bridge. Yellow lights are located on the scaffolding to alert boaters to the hazard.
Boaters should reduce speed, stop all forward motion, blow horns, and proceed at a "No-Wake" speed when traversing this area.
A chart showing the affected area can be found at
Features along the central portion of the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at https://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=eriecentral
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