This bridge has a large and impressive through truss span complimented by a unique, beautiful arched plate girder span. The through truss has extra horizontal members that form intermediate connections on the truss and give it the appearance of a Pennsylvania truss, however it lacks the extra verticals that subdivide the panels, therefore the truss is in fact a Parker truss. The approach span is an unusually attractive girder design. The girder rises above the roadway making it a through girder, but below the roadway the girder is extended and forms an attractive arch shape. Additional architectural expression can be found in special ornamental arches that between each panel of the girder. This bridge is located next to the New Croton Reservoir Gate House. It is also the location of the original Old Croton Dam.
Above: Historical photo showing newly built bridge, with the original Croton Dam before it was inundated by the New Croton Dam. The bridge in the foreground is the previous bridge at this location, and appears to have been a cast iron Whipple-arch bowstring as designed by Squire Whipple.
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