9 votes

Croton Dam Spillway Bridge


Photo taken by John Reidy


BH Photo #132083

Street Views 


Steel arch bridge over Croton Reservoir Outlet on Croton Dam Road
Westchester County, New York
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1904; replaced 1976, replaced again 2005
- Baltimore Bridge Co. of Baltimore, Maryland (1904 steel arch span)
- Hardesty & Hanover of New York, New York (Design, 2005 arch span)
Steel arch
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:
Average daily traffic (as of 2018)
Inventory numbers
NY 2265510 (New York State bridge identification number)
BH 27092 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of October 2018)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Excellent (9 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 93 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • December 15, 2022: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • March 6, 2022: New photos from Dave King
  • June 4, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • November 27, 2019: Updated by Nathan Holth: Added designer.
  • April 2, 2018: New photos from Josh Schmid
  • March 31, 2018: Updated by Josh Schmid: Open to peds
  • December 19, 2017: New photos from Peter Dispensa
  • 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.



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.