Blackstone Canal
11/18/11
Southern bridge across a towpath breach north of Goat Hill Lock.
The canal with water is to left, the river to right. Beyond the bridge can be seen erosion damage to the towpath from water flowing along the east side.

 

Blackstone Canal
12/13/14
Southern bridge across a towpath breach north of Goat Hill Lock looking east across canal from berm.

Blackstone Canal
11/18/11
Erosion of the berm wall by flows from the marsh to west of the canal at the first towpath bridge. There is also a submerged culvert under the canal here.

Blackstone Canal
11/18/11
Close up of erosion damage to the towpath by water flow on left. If the trees were removed, this would be reduced. The water flow could be eliminated if the northern canal breach were plugged.

Blackstone Canal
11/18/11
Northern bridge across towpath breach looking south.

Blackstone Canal
11/16/13
Northern bridge across towpath breach looking east from prism

Blackstone Canal
11/18/11
Northern section of towpath damage by water to left aggravated by flow on left and downed trees. The northern towpath bridge is in the distance.

Blackstone Canal
11/18/11
Towpath looking south north of bridges and erosion damage.

Blackstone Canal
3/16/13
South face of causeway across canal showing culvert through the causeway.
At this point when hiking north, you have to turn left across the causeway and then right to follow trail north along berm. In the foreground is recently cleared prism.

Blackstone Canal
View south from towpath end of farm causeway
3/16/13

Blackstone Canal
North face of farm causeway, also from berm side
2/27/12
Note that the center section above the sign scrap is different from the parts on both sides. This might be from collapse. It is about boat width.

Blackstone Canal
View north causeway from causeway
1/12/13

Blackstone Canal
11/18/11
View north from west end of causeway showing water flowing south in canal and then exiting to right. This water then circles around to erode the towpath further south.
Note also the litter in the grass. This was removed by the BRWA Earth Day clean up.

Blackstone Canal
View south from causeway
10/16/13

Blackstone Canal
View north showing towpath erosion north of bridges
10/16/13