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Bike Tour of the Old Croton Aqueduct


Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

Bike Tour of the Old Croton Aqueduct

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Old Croton Bike
Email mm1566@nyu.edu if you are a student or educator to receive the discount code.
Ended $20.00 $1.99

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Old Croton Aqueduct Bike Tour

NYPL, 42nd Street

Sunday, April 1 at 1 p.m.

Old Croton Exposed
Aqueduct exposed at W. 105th

In 1842, the original Croton Aqueduct began delivering water to New York City from the Croton River 41 miles to the north. In the decades leading up to the aqueduct's completion the city had suffered epidemics of Asiatic Cholera and Yellow Fever because water came from increasingly polluted wells. Fire also devastated the city several times, including the Great Fire of 1835 in which 500 buildings burned down because there was no reliable water source to extinguish the fires. The aqueduct was an incredible work of engineering never before accomplished on such a large scale. It delivered 40 million gallons of clean reliable drinking water daily to a rapidly growing city.

Join NYC native Matt Malina and Hannah Riseley-White as we bike the route of the Old Croton Aqueduct from the NYPL to the Highbridge.

The tour will take about 3.5 hours and start at the 42nd Street Library and finish at the Highbridge on 173rd Street.

Rain date: Saturday, April 14
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When & Where

455 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (EDT)

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