erie canal aqueduct


Two views looking toward the Broad Street Bridge in Rochester, New York on April 5, 2017.  The bridge was originally an aqueduct carrying the Erie Canal over the Genesee River.  After the canal was re-routed out of downtown Rochester, the aqueduct was used for the Rochester Subway from 1927 to 1956.  An upper level was added to carry motor vehicle traffic in 1924.

The waters of the Genesee were roaring due to heavy recent rains.  At the left of the top photo is the Times Square Building, a notable art deco skyscraper.