Author Topic: Erie Canal Embankment & Trail work is now COMPLETE... see the latest pictures.  (Read 607 times)

Doug K

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Today was the FINAL STEP of the Embankment Rehabilitation Process... Stone Dust for Erie Canal Trail Restoration

Here's a few pictures showing the stone dust equipment... minus the giant roller.



And here's a nice video showing how they are "paving" the ECT with this powder... shot from our second floor.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=12uYDe_Y8HYSHDZfA81r97Mp6uCR8KQ2G

It's not too noisy...and it's a very QUICK process.. runs continuously as long as the truck is there filling the hopper. This process is running about 900' per hour, they will have finished the 1.35 mile long Embankment Dam east of Brockport in less than 7 hours. They started at the Park Ave bridge at 8:30 am.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=12qQVggfV5VZ65mN7U73R3XdHLZcgWipM

If they find anything large in this step there is a repair made before the roller does its job. This is the repair being made for several large stones found in the stone dust

https://drive.google.com/open?id=12cdFhbXzt-FgXNyHLbWtmj-ONgLRmNdt

So what does the Brockport East Dam Look like today? Here's the comparison to the pictures

BEFORE Trail Repair



And AFTER the Trail has been repaired.


So... what do you think... was it a good idea or not to fix the unsafe embankments and "Reimagine" a safer Erie Canal?

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Just when you think the Erie Canal Trail restoration work is done... the Canal Corp Rehabilitation workers add their final touches... Trail Edge

Here's what the ECT Trail Edger looked like... seems like they are using standard highway construction equipment



And a nice collage of the process to add a stone dust retaining edge to the ECT... which if you didn't know it is REALLY an Embankment Dam Inspection & Service Road



And instantly the restored Canal Trail is made even that much better



Here is a GREAT video of the process to add trail edge support taken "drone style"

https://drive.google.com/open?id=14Fehk1oAesBOPm_LGrGg87sfhrAtaw27




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Of course the Erie Canal Trail work evened the edging out the next day or so... and here's the other side of the trail getting it's edge



If anyone doubted the ability of the Canal Corporation to complete the first prototype of Embankment Rehab just take a look.

Here's where the embankments all started:


And here's the same dam in Zone 37... edged on both sides and READY right on time.


Just in time for what you ask?

The Canalway Challenge
https://eriecanalway.org/explore/challenge

Journey Along the Erie Canal
https://www.ourability.com/journey-along-the-erie-canal/

NY Parks & Trails - Cycle The Erie Canal
https://www.ptny.org/cycle-the-erie-canal/annual-bike-tour


For more on Trail Repair on the Western Section of the Erie Canal Trail... see the Orleans Hub

https://orleanshub.com/new-surface-of-crushed-limestone-dust-put-on-towpath/
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