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Crum Elbow Creek Bridge

Photos 

U.S. Route No. 9 Bridge, Deck View, Looking N

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #244375

Map 

Description 

At Vanderbilt Mansion, Frederick Vanderbilt created a country estate with a picturesque carriage drive system and bridges that both complemented and heightened the beauty of the natural landscape. One of a system of bridges constructed during the Vanderbilt period of ownership, the U.S. Route 9 Bridge was constructed to improve the appearance of the public road used to access the estate. The structure is significant as an example of early reinforced concrete arch construction, although it is clad in rustic stone to create a picturesque entrance to the estate. The bridge also represents Vanderbilt's philanthropic activities in the town of Hyde Park.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Stone arch bridge over Crum Elbow Creek on US 9
Location
Dutchess County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1927
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 109.9 ft.
Deck width: 36.7 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.79583, -73.93861   (decimal degrees)
41°47'45" N, 73°56'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/588182/4627652 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Hyde Park
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
12,282
Inventory numbers
NY 1005360 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 25949 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of June 2017)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 69.8 (out of 100)
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Categories 

Arch (11,539)
Built 1927 (815)
Built during 1920s (9,528)
Deck arch (10,789)
Dutchess County, New York (113)
Functionally obsolete (7,118)
New York (3,851)
Open (38,213)
Owned by state (15,173)
Span length 50-75 feet (9,625)
Stone arch (2,793)
Structurally deficient (15,737)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,001)
US 9 (35)

Update Log 

  • December 5, 2012: HAER photos posted by Nathan Holth

Sources 

  • HAER NY-322 - U. S. Route No. 9 Bridge, Spanning Crum Elbow Creek, Hyde Park, Dutchess County, NY