Notice to Mariners
Eastern Erie Canal
September 16, 2022
Mariners are advised of a bridge inspection on the Eastern Erie Canal, on the following schedule:
- Tuesday, September 20th – State Route 5, Western Gateway Bridge (E-13) over the Erie Canal in Schenectady.
This bridge will be inspected using an Under Bridge Inspection Unit, which will be deployed from the deck of the bridge. Channel width may be reduced, and slight delays may occur due to a skiff moving below bridge being inspected.
Mariners should reduce speed, stop all forward motion, sound horns, and proceed at a "No Wake" speed when transiting this area.
A chart showing the affected areas can be found at
Features along the Eastern Erie Canal are listed by mileage at https://www.canals.ny.gov/wwwapps/navinfo/navinfo.aspx?waterway=erieeastern
In case of emergencies, please call the Canal Corporation Emergency Call Center at: (833) 538-1042.
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