Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct

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Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct
Nine Mile Creek running beneath aqueduct, prior to its 2009 restoration
Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct is located in New York
Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct
Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct is located in the US
Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct
Nearest cityCamillus, New York
Coordinates43°3′31.94″N 76°17′9.46″W / 43.0588722°N 76.2859611°W / 43.0588722; -76.2859611Coordinates: 43°3′31.94″N 76°17′9.46″W / 43.0588722°N 76.2859611°W / 43.0588722; -76.2859611
Area1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built1841 (1841)
ArchitectFrederick C. Mills
NRHP reference #76001256[1]
Added to NRHPMay 17, 1976

Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct is a restored stone and wood aqueduct of the Erie Canal over Nine Mile Creek in Camillus, New York, United States. It was built in 1841 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]

The towpath part of the structure has four arches of 30 feet (9.1 m) each. The structure was built of stone joined by a marine cement that was relatively new at the time, but which has endured well.[2]

The aqueduct is within the Camillus Erie Canal Park. Restoration work began in 2008 on the wooden bottom and sides of the aqueduct, enabling it to carry water again, and enabling reconnection of the two one-mile (1.6 km) segments of the Erie Canal on either side.

In August 2009, boats traversed the restored aqueduct for the first time since 1917.[3]

It is located off Thompson Road in Camillus, about one mile east from Sim's Store. It is a few hundred yards' walking distance from a small parking area on Thompson Road.


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Cultural Resource Information System (CRIS)" (Searchable database). New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2016-08-01. Note: This includes Raymond W. Smith (February 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Nine Mile Creek Aqueduct" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-01. and Accompanying photographs
  3. ^ "Camillus Erie Canal Park". Camillus Erie Canal Park. August 2009.

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