Rating:
4 votes

Croton Dam Road Bridge

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Photo taken by John Reidy

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BH Photo #132083

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Overview
Steel arch bridge over Croton Reservoir Outlet on Croton Dam Road
Location
Westchester County, New York
Status
Closed to all traffic
History
Built 1904; rehabilitated 1976
Builder
- Baltimore Bridge Co. of Baltimore, Maryland (1904 steel arch span)
Design
Steel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 212.0 ft.
Total length: 213.9 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+41.22750, -73.85694   (decimal degrees)
41°13'39" N, 73°51'25" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/595802/4564642 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Ossining
Inventory numbers
NY 2265510 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 27092 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 10/2012)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 73.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1997)
7,109

Update Log 

  • February 28, 2017: New Street View added by Luke
  • February 27, 2017: New Street View added by Dana and Kay Klein
  • October 29, 2015: New Street View added by Elliott Johnson
  • January 3, 2013: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added builder for 1904 span.

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Comments 

Croton Dam Road Bridge
Posted February 28, 2017, by Brandon Cooper

Beautiful bridge, and I think closing it to vehicle traffic was smart to prevent a terrorist attack. I want to keep locations looking nice, and they did the right thing to build a new bridge and keep the old one for pedestrian and cycling traffic

Croton Dam Road Bridge
Posted February 27, 2017, by Chris p. (Thatcrispykid [at] yahoo [dot] com)

The bridge is open to bikes and pedestrians. I go there every now and then. It's a popular site on weekends. I was there yesterday (2/26/17)

Croton Dam Road Bridge
Posted December 28, 2010, by Nathan Holth (form3 [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Wikipedia says this:

...because of the September 11 attacks on New York City, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection proposed permanent closure of the road across the top of the dam. Pedestrians and emergency vehicles were allowed to use New Croton Dam Road, but all other traffic was re-routed. The department made plans to replace temporary vehicle barriers with permanent barriers after completion of a New Croton Dam Rehabilitation Project in 2011.

Croton Dam Road Bridge
Posted December 28, 2010, by Jim (lueken [at] bellsouth [dot] net)

In excellent condition?....Why is is closed to all traffic?

Croton Dam Road Bridge
Posted December 25, 2009, by Steve LaBonte (mv_jct [at] yahoo [dot] com)

What a beautiful bridge and in a great setting. Thanks for the pictures.

Steve