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  By: Michael Palumbo    Our Aqueduct Stabilization Project is complete, so let’s look at some notable features relating to the Schoharie Crossing aqueduct and its historic significance. Our aqueduct is one of our most impressive engineering features on site, originally it was 624 feet-long and comprised of 14 arches. It was constructed of limestone and timber and functioned as a cross-over water bridge avoiding danger on the turbulent and unremitting Schoharie Creek. It was designed in part by John B. Jervis and built by Otis Eddy. During the “Enlarged Erie Canal,” period there were a total of 18 aqueducts built between 1835 to 1862. When comparing all these aqueducts, the Lower Mohawk Aqueduct was the longest aqueduct built, it was 1,136 feet with 26 arches, located in Crescent, NY. The shortest multiple span aqueduct was in nearby Rotterdam Junction on Flat Stone Creek, it was 57 feet with only 3 arches.  The Aqueduct is also known as the Plotter Kill Aqueduct.    In Moby-Dick b

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