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New Croton Dam & Reservoir, Croton River, Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY



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Item Title


Location
Croton River, Croton-on-Hudson vicinity, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-132
Building/structure dates: 1892 initial construction
Significance: At time of completion, it was the tallest dam in the world. It still provides water to the New York City water supply system.

Subjects
Reservoirs
Dams
Hydraulic Engineering


Related Names
Fteley, A.
Hill, W. R.
Sears, W. H.
Smith, J. Waldo


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Long distance elevation view looking upstream
2. General view of downstream face looking towards spillway on left
3. General view of downstream face looking way from spillway
4. General view looking along axis of dam with spillway in foreground
5. General view of upstream face (reservoir full) with spillway in foreground
6. General view of upstream face (reservoir full) with spillway in background
7. Detail view of downstream face at non-spillway abutment
8. Detail view of downstream face at central portion of dam
9. Detail view of downstream face showing spillway at left
10. Detail view of spillway looking upstream perpendicular to dam axis
11. Detail view of spillway at slightly oblique angle to dam axis
12. Detail view of spillway (in foreground) and Croton River (in background)
13. Detail view of water intake structure
14. Long distance elevation of 3-span Pennsylvania through truss bridge over Croton Reservoir
15. General view of Pennsylvania through truss bridge with girder approach span over Croton Reservoir
16. General view of downstream side of dam, looking north
17. Detail view of downstream, south end of dam looking north
18. Detail view of downstream side and center of dam looking north
19. Detail view of dam stonework
20. Detail view of downstream, south abutment pies of plans for the dam
21. Photocopied from New York City Aqueduct Commission. 1907 plan of the dam
22. Photocopied from New York City Aqueduct Commission. 1907 plan of downstream elevation


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