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Old Croton Aqueduct, Mill River Culvert, U.S. Route 9 at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, Westchester County, NY



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Location
U.S. Route 9 at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Tarrytown, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-112
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-21; FN-28).
Building/structure dates: 1838 initial construction
National Register Number: 74001324
Significance: The Old Croton Aqueduct is an outstanding example of 19th century civil engineering and was New York City's first municipal water project. The culvert at Mill River was originally intended to be a multi-arched span, but was reduced to its present version for economical reasons.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Aqueducts
Culverts


Related Names
Jervis, John B.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopied December 1977, from loose original engineering drawing (pencil), Jervis Library. INITIAL BRIDGE DESIGN FOR CROSSING MILL RIVER. STRUCTURE NOT BUILT.
2. Photocopied October 1976, from F.B. Tower, Illistrations of the Croton Aqueduct, New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1843. CROTON AQUEDUCT AT MILL RIVER. PLATE XV, PAGE 104.
3. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTH, SHOWING AQUEDUCT RIGHT-OF-WAY AS IT PASSES OVER MILL RIVER CULVERT.
4. AERIAL VIEW SHOWING MILL RIVER CULVERT.
5. AERIAL VIEW SHOWING MILL RIVER CULVERT.
6. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING EAST AT MILL RIVER CULVERT.
7. GENERAL VIEW AT MILL RIVER CULVERT SHOWING STONEWORK OF ARCH AND EMBANKMENT.


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