Leadership

PROGRESS ON THE NEW CROTON AQUEDUCT.

Issue 18 and Volume 1887 2.

PROGRESS ON THE NEW CROTON AQUEDUCT. DURING the past week, the members of the Croton Aqueduct Commission have been on a tour of inspection of the work, and have expressed the mselves as well pleased with the result of their arduous task. The five commissioners are: James C. Spencer, president; General John Newton, Commissioner of Public Works; C. C. Baldwin, Hamilton Fish, Jr., and Edgar L. Ridgway. All the principal points of this great work were visited and subjected to a careful inspection. The gaie house at 135th street and Tenth avenue is the terminus of the aqueduct. The great water-way is thirty-two miles long, averaging an excavation of 275 feet. The gate house, which is 25 feet deep, 60 feet long and 30 feet wide, is cut in solid rock, and is now nearly completed. It was commenced last April. From this point the water will be distributed through…

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