Oswego Canal Bridge Information

There are a total of 17 bridges, utility crossings, catwalks, and pipelines spanning the Oswego Canal and its associated waters between its junction with the Erie Canal and Lake Ontario.

In addition to the bridges, there are numerous overhead cables and high tension wires. There are no charted clearances available for these, but if you can clear any of the fixed bridges these cable crossings should not cause any clearance issues.


The least vertical clearance on the Oswego Canal at normal pool level is found at bridges O-13 and O-13A both with a clearance of 21 feet 1.8 inches. At maximum pool level, 1 pipeline, 1 utility crossing, and 1 bridge compete for the title; with the least vertical clearance of 20 feet 0.0 inches.

Two of the bridges found on the Oswego Canal are operating bridges. These bridges are the Culvert Street Bridge (O-4) in Phoenix, NY and the Access Road Bridge (O-7B) in Fulton, NY. Both of these bridges are at or adjacent to locks and are controlled by the lockmaster.

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Bridge Clearance Table

In the table below is a list of all bridges, utility crossings, catwalks, and pipelines from Three Rivers Junction northward to Oswego, NY and Lake Ontario. It lists the vertical clearances available at both the normal and maximum pool levels.

Oswego Canal - Bridge Clearances

(Statute Miles)
* "Normal Pool Level" denotes water surface elevation (Barge Canal Datum) under normal conditions and is typically the levels that you will find throughout the canal system. The red bolded clearances are the minimum clearances found.
      *Normal Pool Level Maximum Pool Level
Mile Marker (SM) Bridge Structure Bridge Number Pool Height Vertical Clearance Pool Height Vertical Clearance
2.17 Utility Crossing O-3A 352.8’ 33’ 4.8" 357.5’ 28’ 8.4"
2.19 Culvert Street O-4 352.8’ Unlimited 357.5’ Unlimited
2.20 Pipeline Crossing O-4A 352.8’ 25’ 0.0" 357.5’ 20’ 0.0"
5.27 Hinmansville Road O-5 352.8’ 24’ 10.68" 357.5’ 20’ 2.28"
11.47 Utility Crossing O-7A 352.8’ 22’ 9.72" 355.61’ 20’ 0.0"
11.49 Access Road O-7B 352.8’ Unlimited 355.61’ Unlimited
11.52 Broadway O-8 335.0’ 39’ 10.8" 342.4’ 32’ 6.0"
12.08 Utility Crossing O-8A 308.0’ 32’ 3.26" 310.9’ 29’ 4.56"
12.10 Oneida Street O-9 308.0’ 28’ 2.4" 313.0’ 23’ 2.4"
18.27 Minetto Bridge Road O-10 308.0rsquo; 24’ 4.8" 312.4’ 20’ 0.0"
18.51 Catwalk O-10A 290.0’ 24’ 9.24" 294.0’ 20’ 9.24"
21.81 Catwalk O-10B 270.0’ 27’ 3.96" 275.0’ 22’ 3.96"
22.48 Lock Road O-11 255.83’ 21’ 8.04" 256.7’ 20’ 9.6"
22.64 Utica Street O-12 255.83’ 35’ 0.84" 256.7’ 34’ 2.4"
22.73 Pedestrian Bridge O-13 255.83’ 21’ 1.8" 256.7’ 20’ 3.36"
22.88 Utility Crossing O-13A 255.83’ 21’ 1.8" 256.7’ 20’ 3.36"
22.92 Bridge Street O-14 244.95’ 26’ 6.0" 248.95’ 22’ 6.0"

This table can be downloaded for your personal and private use. The table is in Adobe .PDF format and zipped to reduce download times.

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