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The Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway as it crosses into Van Cortlandt Park -yonkersphoto-7342.jpg
The Old Croton Aqueduct Trailway as it crosses into Van Cortlandt Park south of Lawton Street in Yonkers, New York, July 1, 2020. The trailway is a hard-packed dirt trail running above the historic Croton Aqueduct tunnel for most of its length in Yonkers. The Old Croton Aqueduct was a large and complex water distribution system constructed for New York City between 1837 and 1842, carrying water by gravity 41 miles from the Croton River in Westchester County to reservoirs in Manhattan. The Old Aqueduct remained in service until 1955, but was largely superseded in 1890 by the New Croton Aqueduct, located a few miles to the east.