The Gate House Bridge carries a local connecting route over the New Croton Reservoir in Yorktown Heights, New York.
The construction of the New Croton Dam in the early 20th century included the building of a steel Parker through truss and girder bridge over the Croton Reservoir to provide access between Croton Dam and Croton Lake Roads at the site of the original Croton Dam. A $ contract for the bridge’s construction was awarded to the Coleman Breuchaud & Company for the substructure and the American Bridge Company for the superstructure on February 24, 1903, 1 and the bridge was completed by the end of 1905.
The new Gate House Bridge replaced a circa 1852 three span Whipple-arch bowstring that was immediately downstream of the original Croton Dam. 2
- State: New York
- Route: Gate House Bridge Road
- Type: Parker Through Truss
- Status: Active - Automobile
- Total Length: 527 feet
- Main Span Length: 396 feet
- Deck Width: 20.3 feet
- Above Vertical Clearance: 12.3 feet
- Navigational Clearance:
- “New Highway Bridges at New Croton Reservoir.” Report to the Aqueduct Commissioners. 31 Dec. 1906, pp. 12, 55-56, 105.
- Holth, Nathan. “Gate House Bridge.” HistoricBridges.org, 30 Aug. 2019.