Crum Elbow Creek Bridge
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
- Stone arch bridge over Crum Elbow Creek on US 9
- Dutchess County, New York
- Open to traffic
- Built 1927
- Stone arch
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)
- USGS topographic map
- Hyde Park
- Inventory numbers
- NY 1005360 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 25949 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 06/2011)
- Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 70.1 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2009)
- December 5, 2012: HAER photos posted by Nathan Holth
- HAER NY-322 - U. S. Route No. 9 Bridge, Spanning Crum Elbow Creek, Hyde Park, Dutchess County, NY