Seneca River Crossing Canals Historic District

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Seneca River Crossing Canals Historic District
Seneca River Crossing Canals Historic District is located in New York
Seneca River Crossing Canals Historic District
Seneca River Crossing Canals Historic District is located in the US
Seneca River Crossing Canals Historic District
Nearest city Montezuma and Tyre, New York
Coordinates 43°0′32″N 76°42′45″W / 43.00889°N 76.71250°W / 43.00889; -76.71250Coordinates: 43°0′32″N 76°42′45″W / 43.00889°N 76.71250°W / 43.00889; -76.71250
Area 70 acres (28 ha)
Built 1817
Architect Richmond, Van Rensselaer
NRHP Reference # 05001397[1]
Added to NRHP December 09, 2005

Seneca River Crossing Canals Historic District is a national historic district located at Montezuma and Tyre in Cayuga County, New York. The district includes more than a mile of the Enlarged Erie Canal prism (built here between 1849 and 1857); towpath and heelpath; a drydock; the remains of the Richmond (Montezuma) Aqueduct crossing the Seneca River; remnants of the original Erie Canal, built between 1817 and 1825 and including Lock #62 and piers of the original mule bridge from that era; and a culvert that carries a stream beneath the Enlarged Erie Canal.[2]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[1]

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