Preservation

The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct are committed to preserving the historic structures atop and underneath the trail. The Friends took part in the reopening of the High Bridge and undertook the complete renovation and reopening of the Keeper's House in Dobbs Ferry.

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Author: 
FOCAAdmin

Hello all: we would like to keep the Aqueduct trail park open, but this can only happen with your cooperation. Please observe social distancing rules, or the Park may have to close as has been done in New Jersey.

 

 

Before and after reclamation of the Old Croton Aqueduct trail in Tarrytown
Author: 
Charlotte Fahn

A parking lot that for more than 50 years has blighted a section of the Old Croton Aqueduct trail in Tarrytown is no more. Thanks to State Parks and the Village of Tarrytown, the parking lot - roughly paved, usually unkempt, and often full – has been replaced by a pristine swath of green, with a delineated path and new plantings.

Author: 
Charlotte Fahn

Photo: Scaffolding photo courtesy of NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation

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FOCAAdmin

Hello friends and supporters: Please remember to use our SMILE link if you shop ast Amazon. A portion of the proceeds of any purchase you make will be sent to The Friends. Please use this link to set up your preferences on Amazon.

Water System Guardians rock photo
Newsletter Issue: 
10, Dec 2001
Author: 
CFahn
Long-Closed Aqueduct Stairway Replaced by New Path in Van Cortlandt Park
 
Author: 
FOCAAdmin

Parks and Trails New York, a generous funder of the Keeper's House Restoration project, has featured our efforts in their member newsletter, Green Space. Thank you for all your do for us, PTNY!

Author: 
FOCAAdmin

James Bremner ( aka Friends VP, Bob Kornfeld ) welcomed the community to the beautiful house where he lived from the mid 1800s to his death in 1872. On a sunny June afternoon Keeper James Bremner told of his duties as keeper of this section of the Aqueduct, how he kept the water flowing as it traveled from the Croton Dam to the final reservoir at 42nd street. Maybe he anticipated that his home would one day be a National Historic Landmark making the entire community swell with pride.

Author: 
Charlotte Fahn

Roads & Bridges, a national magazine bringing industry news to engineers and contractors, has selected the High Bridge as one of its 2015 Top 10 bridges http://www.roadsbridges.com/awards/top-10-bridges. These awards “recognize the top projects in North America.” The editorial staff makes its selections from nominations submitted to Roads & Bridges “based on project challenges, impact to region and scope of work.”

Author: 
TTarnowsky

The 1905 vintage 1000 pound cast iron gate valve actuator from the upper gatehouse of the New Croton Dam has been donated by the NYC DEP to NYS Parks for use as an exhibit at the Keepers House. The hand cranked mechanism that used to control the effluent gates at the dam was picked up from the current Croton gatehouse in Yorktown on Wednesday Dec. 9, to be processed for safe public display by the Peebles Island restoration office of NYS Parks. Once installed, visitors to the Keepers House will be able to get a closeup look.

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