$15 Fine!

Date:
September 1870
Creator:
New York State Canal Commissioners, Rockester, NY

New York State constructed over 300 bridges to span the Erie Canal. Most were used for linking farms that were crossed by the Canal.

Like today's bridges, weight limits needed to be adhered to in an attempt to limit structural damage.

Description (physical):

Block print on fabric

Location:
318 Erie Boulevard East,New York,Syracuse,13202
Identifier:
70.81
Institution:
Erie Canal Museum