What are the height restrictions for navigating on New York’s Canals?
Clearances for navigating under bridges are as follows:
Erie Canal (Waterford to Three Rivers Junction): 20 feet (6 meters)
Erie Canal (Three Rivers Junction to Tonawanda): 15.5 feet (4.75 meters)
Oswego Canal: 20 feet (6 meters)
Champlain Canal: 17 feet (5.168 meters)
Cayuga - Seneca Canal: 17 feet (5.168 meters)
Boaters should check the official Website of the New York State Canal Corporation (see the link below), or call 1 - 800 - 4CANAL4 for any published changes to bridge clearances prior to their trip.
Canal System Statistics
Canal System mileage, lock dimensions, bridge clearance and channel depths