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New Croton Dam and Aqueduct, New York

New Croton Dam and Aqueduct - New York, New York
New Croton Dam and Aqueduct
Croton Dam Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520Map
Overview

The New Croton Dam was built in 1892 to enhance New York City's water supply system via the development of a new aqueduct. Its 14 year long construction was headed by architect Alphonse Fteley and the well-executed plans illustrate engineering excellence. This dam stretches across the Croton river and boasts a total length of 2400 feet (731.52 meters), and was the world's tallest of its kind at its time of completion. The semi-artificial spillway gives way to a splendid waterfall on its north facade and the overhead bridge makes for a picturesque scenery. Trails from the public park to the base are a relaxing respite for locals and tourists alike.

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