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US 9 Crum Elbow Creek Bridge


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


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 clad reinforced concrete arch bridge over Crum Elbow Creek on US 9
Dutchess County, New York
Open to traffic
Built 1927
Closed-spandrel 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)
Quadrangle map:
Hyde Park
Average daily traffic (as of 2015)
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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Arch (12,881)
Built 1927 (916)
Built during 1920s (10,441)
Closed-spandrel arch (4,347)
Deck arch (12,097)
Dutchess County, New York (145)
New York (5,241)
Open (41,454)
Owned by state (16,770)
Span length 50-75 feet (10,679)
Total length 100-125 feet (5,630)
US 9 (45)

Update Log 

  • 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