Champlain Canal Bridge Information

As of 2018, there were approximately 33 bridges, guard gates, utilities, and pipelines spanning the Champlain Canal.

In the table below are a list of these bridges from the Champlain/Erie Canal Junction in Waterford, NY to its terminus in Whitehall, NY and the extreme southernmost portion of Lake Champlain. It also lists the bridge identifications, locations, and vertical clearances available at both the normal and maximum pool levels.

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Bridge Clearance Table

For those transiting the entire length of the Champlain Canal; the least vertical clearances will be found at bridge C-28 of 17 feet 0.0 inches at normal pool level. At maximum pool level the least vertical clearance can be found at the Crocker’s Reef Guard Gate at 14 feet 2.4 inches.

There are no operating bridges on the Champlain Canal.

Some notes about the tables below:

Champlain Canal - Bridge Clearances

    Normal Pool Level Maximum Pool Level
Mile Marker (SM) Bridge ID Pool Height Vertical Clearance Pool Height Vertical Clearance
* Bridges C-5 and C5A are located on an adjustable level pool 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.

Red Bold Type indicates least vertical clearances.
0.56 Bridge C-2, 126th St, US 4 16.63’ 21’ 5.88" 22.20’ 15’ 11.04"
7.32 Bridge C-3, access road (Lock C2) 29.50’ 23’ 7.32" 36.40’ 16’ 8.52"
9.42 Bridge C-4A, Howland Ave, SR 67 48.00’ 24’ 4.68" 54.70’ 17’ 8.28"
9.89 Bridge, catwalk (Lock C3) 48.00’ 34’ 0.72" 54.70’ 27’ 4.32"
10.51 *Bridge C-5, railroad, ST [CP] 67.50’ 21’ 4.6" 73.50’ 15’ 5.52"
11.73 *Bridge C-5A, catwalk (Lock C4) 67.50’ 22’ 1.2" 73.50’ 16’ 1.2"
12.18 Bridge C-6, Stillwater Brg, CR 125 83.50’ 27’ 1.9" 87.60’ 23’ 0.7"
25.13 Bridge C-7, Ferry St, SR 29 83.50’ 27’ 0.7" 91.50’ 19’ 0.7"
26.13 Bridge C-8, CR 42 (Lock C5) 83.50’ 23’ 9.8" 91.80’ 15’ 6.2"
26.14 Bridge, catwalk (Lock C5) 83.50’ 25’ 6.7" 91.80’ 17’ 3.1"
27.42 Bridge C-10, US 4 (Northumberland) 102.50’ 19’ 8.4" 106.70’ 15’ 6"
29.85 Bridge C-11, Ft Miller Rd (Lock C6) 102.50’ 21’ 11.4" 107.50’ 16’ 11.4"
30.26 Bridge C-12, Ft Miller Rd 119.00’ 20’ 9.6" 123.90’ 15’ 10.8"
31.01 Bridge C-13, N River Rd (Payne's) 119.00’ 20’ 5.76" 123.90’ 15’ 6.96"
31.84 Guard Gate, Crocker's Reef 119.00’ 19’ 1.2" 123.90’ 14’ 2.4"
36.93 Ft. Edward Yacht Basin - Junction
37.00 Bridge, utility (Lock C7)  119.00’ 31’ 0.0" 123.90’ 26 0.0"
37.31 Bridge C-14, Broadway St, US 4 129.00’ 17’ 5.16" 130.90’ 15’ 6.36"
37.70 Bridge C-16, Argyle St, SR 197 129.00’ 17’ 5.76" 130.90’ 15’ 6.96"
38.37 Bridge C-17, East St 129.00’ 17’ 6.96" 130.90’ 15’ 9.36"
41.04 Bridge C-18, SR 196 (Dunham Basin) 140.00’ 21’ 6.6" 141.00’ 20’ 6.6"
43.45 Bridge C-19, New Swamp Rd 140.00’ 17’ 0.36" 141.00’ 16’ 0.36"
45.07 Bridge, catwalk (Lock C9) 124.00’ 21’ 0.0" 127.00’ 18’ 0.0"
45.47 Bridge C-21, SR 149 124.00’ 18’ 11.52" 127.00’ 15’ 11.52"
47.73 Bridge C-22, Baldwin Corners Rd 124.00’ 18’ 4.32" 126.80’ 15’ 6.72"
49.37 Bridge C-23, Clay Hill Rd 124.00’ 18’ 11.6" 126.50’ 16’ 5.76"
53.42 Bridge C-25, SR 22 124.00’ 23’ 4.2" 126.10’ 21’ 3.0"
54.32 Bridge, pipeline (Lock C11) 112.00’ 31’ 0.0" 114.80’ 28’ 0.0"
55.51 Bridge C-27, Ryder Rd 112.00’ 18’ 10.56" 114.80’ 16’ 0.96"
60.07 Bridge C-28, railroad, CLP [ATK] 112.00’ 17’ 0.0" 113.30’ 15’ 8.4"
60.19 Bridge C-29, Poultney St, US 4 112.00’ 18’ 7.8" 113.20’ 17’ 5.4"
60.58 Bridge C-30, Saunders St 112.00’ 17’ 8.4" 113.10’ 16’ 7.2"
60.75 Bridge C-32, utility (Lock C12) 96.50’ 18’ 024" 100.00’ 14’ 6.24"

The Champlain Canal Bridge Clearances Table is available in Statute Miles, Nautical Miles, and Kilometers/meters and can be downloaded for your personal and private use. The file is Zipped Adobe (.pdf) format.

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