Champlain Canal Bridge Information

There are a total of 30 bridges, guard gates, and pipelines spanning the Champlain Canal between the Erie Canal Junction and the open waters of Lake Champlain. (1) Bridge (C-1), south of the Champlain/Erie Canal Junction has also been included bringing the total count to 31. In addition there are numerous overhead cables and high tension wires. These cable crossings having a minimum charted clearance of 55’.

The least vertical clearance on the Champlain Canal at normal pool level is at the D & H Railroad Bridge (#C-28) with a clearance of 17’ 0". At maximum pool level, the least vertical clearance will be found at the N. River Road Bridge (#C-13) at 12’ 1.6".


There are no operating bridges on the Champlain Canal.

In the table below is a list of these bridges from the Federal Lock at Troy, NY northward to Whitehall, NY. It also lists the vertical clearances available at both the normal and maximum pool levels.

Bridge Clearance Table

Champlain Canal - Bridge Clearances

* Bridges C-5 and C5A located on adjustable level and controlled by NYSEG. Notify Lock C3 if clearance exceeding 15 feet is required.
Vertical clearance shown for Bridge C-32 at northern-most end of Lock C-12 calculated using lower lock level.
"Normal pool" connotes crest height (Barge Canal Datum) of controlling fixed or movable dam for given level. Red Type indicates least vertical clearance.
    Normal Pool Level Maximum Pool Level  
Bridge Structure Bridge Number Pool Height Vertical Clearance Pool Height Vertical Clearance Bridge Type
112th Street C-1 16.63’ 25’ 5.1" 21.50’ 20’ 6.7" Fixed
126th Street C-2 16.63’ 19’ 11.1" 22.20’ 14’ 4.3" Fixed
Access Road C-3 29.50’ 23’ 7.3" 36.40’ 16’ 8.5" Fixed
SR 67 C-4A 48.00’ 20’ 1.9" 54.70’ 13’ 5.5" Fixed
* Canadian Pacific RR C-5 67.50’ 21’ 5.5" 73.50’ 15’ 5.5" Fixed
* Lock C-4 C-5A 67.50’ 22’ 1.2" 73.50’ 16’ 1.2" Catwalk
CR 125 C-6 83.50’ 27’ 1.9" 87.60’ 23’ 0.7" Fixed
Ferry Street C-7 83.50’ 27’ 0.7" 91.50’ 19’ 0.7" Fixed
CR 42 C-8 83.50’ 23’ 9.8" 91.80’ 15’ 6.2" Fixed
Catwalk (C5)   83.50’ 25’ 6.7" 91.80’ 17’ 3.1" Fixed
US 4 C-10 102.50’ 19’ 8.4" 106.70’ 15’ 6" Fixed
Ft Miller Road (C6) C-11 102.50’ 21’ 11.4" 107.50’ 16’ 11.4" Fixed
Fort Miller Road C-12 119.00’ 19’ 6.7" 123.90’ 14’ 7.9" Fixed
N. River Road C-13 119.00’ 17’ 0.4" 123.90’ 12’ 1.6" Fixed
Crocker’s Reef GG-CR 119.00’ 19’ 1.2" 123.90’ 14’ 2.4" Guard Gate
Ft. Edward Yacht Basin - Junction
Broadway C-14 129.00’ 17’ 5.1" 130.90’ 15’ 6.3" Fixed
Argyle Street C-16 129.00’ 17’ 5.7" 130.90’ 15’ 6.9" Fixed
East Street C-17 129.00’ 17’ 6.9" 130.80’ 15’ 9.3" Fixed
SR 196 C-18 140.00’ 21’ 6.6" 141.00’ 20’ 6.6" Fixed
New Swamp Rd. C-19 140.00’ 17’ 0.3" 141.00’ 16’ 0.3" Fixed
Catwalk (C9)   124.00’ 21’ 0" 127.00’ 18’ 0" Fixed
SR 149 C-21 124.00’ 18’ 11.5" 127.00’ 15’ 11.5" Fixed
Baldwin Corners C-22 124.00’ 18’ 4.3" 126.8’ 15’ 6.7" Fixed
Clay Hill Road C-23 124.00’ 18’ 11.7" 126.50’ 16’ 5.7" Fixed
SR 22 C-25 124.00’ 23’ 4.2" 126.10’ 21’ 3" Fixed
Pipeline C11 112.00’ 31’ 0" 114.80’ 28’ 2.4" Fixed
Ryder Road C-27 112.00’ 18’ 10.5" 114.80’ 16’ 0.9" Fixed
C&P Railroad C-28 112.00’ 17’ 0" 113.30’ 15’ 8.4" Fixed
Poultney Street C-29 112.00’ 18’ 7.8" 113.20’ 17’ 5.4" Fixed
Saunders Street C-30 112.00’ 17’ 8.4" 113.10’ 16’ 7.2" Fixed
*Clinton Avenue C-32 96.50’ 32’ 1.2" 100.00’ 28’ 7.2" Fixed
Champlain Bridge --- --- 75’ 0" --- --- Fixed

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