Images of the Cochituate Aqueduct (1848)

Terminal gatehouse of the Cochituate Aqueduct at the Brookline Reservoir

Another view of the terminal gatehouse of the Cochituate Aqueduct

Access to the Cochituate Aqueduct as it approaches its eastern end at the Brookline Reservoir

Posted at the Brookline Reservoir

Cochituate gatehouse between Chestnut Hill Reservoir and Brookline Reservoir. The sound of rushing water is still strong inside this structure.

Another view of the structure shown to the left.

Another view of the gatehouse above

This gatehouse once allowed water from the Cochituate Aqueduct at the Chestnut Hill Reservoir to flow into the Lawrence Basin (now the site of the Boston College stadium). This was constructed c.1865, 17 years after the completion of the Cochituate Aqueduct (1948) when the need for more reservoir capacity led to the establishment of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir.

Another Cochituate gatehouse near Tyler Terrace in Newton Center. A Sudbury Aqueduct gatehouse is nearby.

Access to the Cochituate Aqueduct in Cold Spring Playground in Newton.

Cochituate Aqueduct as it crosses the Charles River at the border between Newton and Wellesley. This structure is located at the point where the entrance ramp from Route 16 joins I-95 (Route 128) South. This view is looking east.

View of the Cochituate Aqueduct bridge over the Charles River looking west from Route 128.

This Cochituate Aqueduct gatehouse (above and right) can be found in Wellesley between Woodlawn Ave. and Croton Street, near the Wellesley Farms MBTA station. The aqueduct curves north of Route 16 in this section. The aqueduct is now used to convey sewage from Wellesley through Newton to a point where it can be delivered to the MWRA system. The Cochituate Aqueduct corridor from Morse Pond to the Newton Line is maintained as part of the Wellesley Trails network.
to be continued....
Next stop: Wellesley and Natick

Restore the Cochituate Gatehouse - website by Dick Miller on the gatehouse at the western terminus of the Cochituate Aqueduct 

Images of the Sudbury Aqueduct 

Aqueducts in Newton, MA (Newton Conservators) 

Photo Gallery of Sudbury and Cochituate Aqueducts in Newton (Newton Conservators) 

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