Released July 19, 2017

Bid accepted for ‘Whitewater Canal Aqueduct’ repairs


Contact: Jay Dishman, 812.273.4531, [email protected]

METAMORA, Ind. – Due to structural circumstances at the historic Duck Creek Aqueduct, also known as the Metamora Aqueduct and Whitewater Canal Aqueduct, rides on the Ben Franklin III Canal Boat at Whitewater Canal State Historic Site have been suspended until 2018.

“Although the emergency repairs to the aqueduct have been completed, this larger scope of work will stabilize the aqueduct for the long term,” said Laura Minzes, associate vice president of state historic sites. “We have accepted the bid of Duncan Robertson, Inc., from Franklin, Ind. for this work.”

Permits are in place and other contracting work is occurring. Construction will begin in the fall, and the Ben Franklin III Canal Boat will be operational by the start of the season next year with a stronger Whitewater Canal Aqueduct.

For more information, please contact Jay Dishman, Whitewater Canal State Historic Site manager at 812.273.4531 or [email protected].

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Whitewater Canal State Historic Site is located off U.S. 52 in Metamora. Part of the Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites, Whitewater Canal takes you back to the glory days of the canals. Water wheels and canal boats give you glimpse into pioneer life before railroads and modern transportation. For more information, call 765.647.6512 or visit