In 1993, the Village of Croton-on-Hudson and the Village and Town of Ossining jointly approved a resolution strongly urging the New York State Department of Transportation to include a sidewalk and bicycle path as part of its reconstruction of the Route 9/9A Bridge over the Croton River. The Greenway Council worked with the NYS DOT to facilitate this project. Completed in 1999, this walkway/bicycle path, now known as the Crossining, provides a key linkage from the Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park and the Village of Ossining to the Croton Trail Systems. The total cost for the reconstruction of the Route 9/9A bridge funded by New York State Department of Transportation came to $15,000,000. This new esplanade is heavily used by residents of Ossining who are able to walk to the Croton-Harmon train station as well as many Croton residents who have access to the Old Croton Acqueduct State Historic Park trail system.
The Crossining has benches and signs describing native plants, wildlife and habitat.
Looking south on the Crossining.
View from the Crossining of the Croton and Hudson Rivers.