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Kill Brook Bridge

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Kill Brook Bridge

Part of Ossining's famed "Double Arch Bridge. The lower span is the Kill Brook Bridge.

Photo taken by John Reidy in January 2010

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BH Photo #163774

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Overview
Stone arch bridge over Kill Brook on Broadway in Ossining
Location
Ossining, Westchester County, New York
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1861; rehabilitated 1993
Design
Stone arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 65.9 ft.
Total length: 87.9 ft.
Deck width: 21.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 12.3 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Also called
Double Arch
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.16306, -73.86333   (decimal degrees)
41°09'47" N, 73°51'48" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/595360/4557480 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ossining
Inventory numbers
NY 2225180 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 27115 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 05/2015)
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 43.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2014)
1,126

Update Log 

  • December 3, 2016: New photos from Dana and Kay Klein
  • August 23, 2014: Updated by Luke: Added alt name + city
  • April 27, 2010: New photo from John Reidy

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Kill Brook Bridge
Posted January 21, 2010, by John Reidy (jmreidy [at] hotmail [dot] com)

This is the famed Ossining "Double Arch." The upper span was erected to carry the gravity-fed water from the Croton Reservior across the Kill Brook gorge. The lower span was built to allow the original property owner access to his land now bisected by the new aqueduct. The double arch is a local landmark and the subject of many antique postcards. It is also found on the logo for the Town of Ossining. Today the area surrounding the double arch is overgrown with foliage and visible only in the winter months.