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New York State Canal Corporation

Notice to Mariners

Erie Canal - Frankfort

June 15, 2023

Mariners are advised that high water levels of the Erie Canal have reduced the vertical clearance of Railroad Bridge (E-40) over the Erie Canal to 20.00’, which is below the governing 21’ for this section of canal. Railroad Bridge (E-40) is located just east of Erie Canal Lock E-19 in Frankfort.

Updates will follow.

This bridge can be found at  

Bridge heights are listed at

Features along the eastern portion of the Erie Canal are listed by mileage at

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In case of emergencies, please call the Canal Corporation’s Emergency Call Center at 833-538-1042.