In 1914, a truck and a buggy use canal bridge and towpath in Holley

Posted 14 September 2013 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

HOLLEY – In this photo from 1914, we are looking north to the canal bridge just outside of Holley. This is now Route 237 with a more modern bridge which replaced the one in our photo a number of years ago.

In this picture, we note the dirt road with wooden guard rails on each side of the ramp. An early truck with hard rubber tires is headed down the ramp towards Holley.

To the right we see the guard gates on the canal. If you look carefully you can also see a horse and buggy on the towpath under one of the guard gates in the back, just left of the bridge.