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Old Croton Aqueduct, Saw Mill River Culvert, Spanning Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers, Westchester County, NY



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Item Title
Old Croton Aqueduct, Saw Mill River Culvert, Spanning Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers, Westchester County, NY

Location
Spanning Nepperhan Avenue, Yonkers, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-118
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-26; 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 Saw Mill River is notable because, instead of spanning the river with a single arch, Jervis used two smaller arches sharing a common center footing. The roadway arch was altered to over twice its size in the late 19th century.

Subjects
Civil Engineering
Aqueducts
Culverts


Related Names
Jervis, John B.


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Photocopied October 1976, from F.B. Tower, Illistrations of the Croton Aqueduct, New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1843. CROTON AQUEDUCT AT YONKERS. PLATE SVIII, PAGE 108.
2. AERIAL VIEW SHOWING AQUEDUCT RIGHT-OF-WAY AT SAW MILL RIVER CULVERT.
3. AERIAL VIEW OF SAW MILL RIVER CULVERT. NEPPERHAN AVENUE IS AT LEFT, SLIGHTLY FILLED SAW MILL RIVER CULVERT IS ON RIGHT.
4. AERIAL VIEW LOOKING NORTH.
5. ARCH OVER NEPPERHAN AVENUE, NORTH SIDE, FROM EAST
6. ARCH OVER NEPPERHAN AVENUE, NORTH SIDE
7. ARCH OVER NEPPERHAN AVENUE, NORTH SIDE
8. DETAIL OF EAST BUTTRESS AND SPRINGING POINT, NORTH SIDE OF NEPPERHAN AVENUE ARCH
9. RETAINING WALL FROM EAST, NORTH SIDE OF NEPPERHAN AVENUE ARCH
10. NORTH SIDE OF AQUEDUCT EMBANKMENT WEST OF NEPPERHAN AVENUE ARCH
11. DETAIL OF WEST BUTTRESS AND EMBANKMENT, NORTH SIDE OF NEPPERHAN AVENUE ARCH
12. INTERIOR OF NEPPERHAN AVENUE ARCH, LOOKING WEST
13. ARCH OVER NEPPERHAN AVENUE, SOUTH SIDE
14. SOUTH SIDE OF ARCH OVER NEPPERHAN AVENUE, RETAINING WALL, LOOKING WEST
15. SOUTH SIDE OF AQUEDUCT, LOOKING EAST, SHOWING NEPPERHAN AVENUE AND SAW MILL RIVER ARCHES
16. ASHLAR ON SOUTH SIDE OF EMBANKMENT WEST OF NEPPERHAN AVENUE ARCH
17. SOUTH SIDE DETAIL OF WEST BUTTRESS, NEPPERHAN AVENUE ARCH
18. FOOTPATH ON TOP OF AQUEDUCT OVER NEPPERHAN AVENUE ARCH, LOOKING EAST
19. INTERIOR OF NEPPERHAN AVENUE ARCH, LOOKING NORTHWEST


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