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Erie Canal, Aqueduct Bridge at Rochester #1

Pattern Category: Places

Series: Floral Border, Irregular Center

Object Type: Dinner and Dessert Wares


  • Diameter: 8.25 inches


This plate shows virtually the same view as #2 of the same name in this exhibit except for minor differences, notably that the left hand fisherman is facing left here, and right on the pitcher. For more information on this series, and Erie Canal history,  see Erie Canal, View of the Aqueduct Bridge at Little Falls.  This Aqueduct, also known as the Broad Street Aqueduct or Broad Street Bridge, is an historic stone aqueduct located at Rochester, NY.  It was constructed in the early 19th century and originally carried the Canal over the Genesee River. It was reconstructed about 10 years later due to defects.  The overall length of the aqueduct including the wings and abutments is 800 feet. The aqueduct is 70 feet wide and has massive parapets on either side.