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Section of Erie Canal forced to close by hole in dam pier

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A 17-mile stretch of the Erie Canal will be closed for three weeks — and possibly longer — while contractors fill a large void discovered beneath the center pier of the movable dam at Lock 13. A diver found the large hole carved out by moving water beneath the pier, one of three that support the structure, late Monday night, according to Canal Corp. spokesman Shane Mahar. The pier on the southern end is currently ...

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