U. S. Route No. 9 Bridge, Spanning Crum Elbow Creek, Hyde Park, Dutchess County, NY
Spanning Crum Elbow Creek, Hyde Park, NY
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER NY-322
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N911).
Building/structure dates: 1898 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1922 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1928 subsequent work
Significance: 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.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Cuozzo (Cuso), Donato
Haas, David, Photographer
Christianson, Justine, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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