Croton Aqueduct Triangle/ Barnhill Triangle

Structure/Property Name (Current and Original, if Different): Croton Aqueduct Triangle/ Barnhill Triangle
Street Address/Location: located in-between Goulden and Reservoir Avenues
Town/City:  Highbridge
County:  Bronx
Owner: New York City Department of Parks and Recreation

Architect/Engineer/Other Responsible Parties: New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Historic Use: Right of way of the Croton Aqueduct
Present Use: Greenstreet traffic triangle
Typology: Greenstreet traffic triangle
Architectural Style:
Period(s) of Construction: 1999 – 2000
Date of Decommissioning: n/a
Date(s) of Demolition: n/a
Structural System/Materials:
Significant Alterations:

Brief Architectural Description: Greenstreets are paved, vacant traffic islands and medians that have been converted into green spaces by the planting of trees, shrubs and groundcover.
Brief Statement of Historic Significance:
What is significant about this greenstreet in relations to the Croton system is that it was planted inside the cross section of the Old Croton Aqueduct which runs directly under it.
Accessibility to Public: Yes
Landmark Status: None
Threats: Vandalism and lack of maintenance
Current Interpretation: Onsite and offsite interpretation by the Department of Parks
Onsite interpretation: is a part of the NY City Historical Signs Project, a project set up to help teach New Yorkers about the history of their local parks and playgrounds and to provide a sense of community.  The wooden sign is “24×36” in size and a brief but through explanation of the history of the site is written on it.
Offsite Interpretation: On the internet (Department of Parks Website).  The webpage states the same information about the site that is written on the historical sign located in the park.


Google Maps: Barnhill Triangle/ Croton Aqueduct Triangle


“Aqueduct Walk: Barnhill Triangle” New York Department of Parks. (accessed February 19, 2011).

“Aqueduct Walk: Croton Aqueduct Triangle” New York Department of Parks. (accessed February 19, 2011).



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