Plan of Swartz Tow-path lift Bridge over Pratts Slip, Lower Black Rock

Drawing of a lift bridge for a tow-path on the Erie Canal, probably at Buffalo (Black Rock was a neighborhood in early Buffalo). The scale is one-half inch equals one foot. The date is unrecorded, but may be the 1850s, during the canal’s first enlargement.
Date Original
circa 1850
New York State Archives. Western Division canal maps and plans, [ca.1879-1925] (bulk ca.1896-1912), B0380-85. Map case 14, Drawer 6, map no. 286.
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Erie County