Tug DeWitt Passes over the Culvert

IMG_3067   Is that Tug DeWitt Clinton traveling OVER a road?  Why yes it is.  The DeWitt is crossing over the Medina Culvert.  This is the only place along the Erie Canal where you can drive under the canal – or cross over a road, as our favorite Tug is doing in this awesome photo.

When the Medina Culvert was built in 1823, it was mortarless. A series of keystones held it all in place.  The brown sign to the right states it is listed in Ripley’s Believe it or Not as the only road under the Erie Canal.

Take care when passing under this low clearance single lane roadway.  It’s a little dark, a little damp, and well worth the trip just to say you did it!

Even after all these years the Medina Culvert is still in great shape, just like Tug DeWitt Clinton.  #KeepCanalBoatsAfloat.

 

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