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There are two large bridges to navigate (I-20 and Riverwatch Pkwy) and a few low ones. Early on there is an old bridge or structure that has wood posts left standing. It is very easy to avoid by staying left. About halfway there is a railroad bridge and a pipe that spans the canal. We were able to float under the pipe in our kayaks comfortably but use caution due to the current. The only other hazard to navigate is a gate of some kind. It has one section open that is 15 feet wide. The rest should be avoided by staying to the left.
The current is much swifter there but it is only due to the gate so it is short. It will be very easy to spot your line once you see the gate. This trip has a nice blend of natural areas and old buildings. There are two 19th Century Textile mills on the canal that are very interesting. It took us about 1 hour 15 minutes to paddle this but we had a quick pace going so plan accordingly.
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