Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) documentation of
the Bronx River Parkway Reservation
was developed in 2001-02 as a collaborative effort of the National
Park Service and the Westchester
County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation.
In 1969, the National Park Service expanded its Depression-era
American Buildings Survey program to record America’s
great engineering accomplishments and industrial sites. HAER
documentation presents measured and interpretive drawings,
large-format photographs and the written history of these sites
to create a guide for their future use and development, as well
as to create a permanent historical record in the event that
the site is destroyed or altered. HAER documentation becomes
part of the national collection at the Library of Congress with
exact duplicates going to project co-sponsors -- in this case,
the Westchester County Archives.
County is justifiably proud of the Bronx River Parkway
Reservation, America's first public parkway designed explicitly
for automobile use, and invites its citizens to enjoy the
recreational opportunities it offers, study its history
and join those who volunteer their time in conserving
it for future generations.