Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Sometimes, you need to take a canal photo where you can find it. This newspaper photo, taken from a April 1930 issue of the Port Byron Chronicle, shows the old Rt 31 highway bridge (before it was Rt 31), and behind it, we can see part of the Cranebrook Aqueduct. This is totally gone now, replaced by the improved Rt 31 and the Thruway. I have never seen a photo of this aqueduct before, so even this faded copy of a copy can provide us with a sense of what was once there to carry the canal over the creek.