High Bridge (New York City)

High Bridge (New York City)

Coordinates: 40°50′32″N 73°55′49″W / 40.842308°N 73.930277°W / 40.842308; -73.930277

High Bridge

From Highbridge Park
Crosses Harlem River
Locale Manhattan and the Bronx, in New York City
Maintained by New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Design Arch bridge
Vertical clearance 102 ft (31 m)
Opened 1848, 1928

The High Bridge (officially, the Aqueduct Bridge) is a steel arch bridge, with a height of almost 140 feet (40 m) over the Harlem River, connecting the New York City boroughs of The Bronx and Manhattan. The eastern end is located in The Bronx near the western end of West 170th Street, and the western end is located in Highbridge Park in Manhattan, roughly parallel to the end of West 173rd Street.

Although it has been closed to all traffic since the 1970s, it remains the oldest surviving bridge in New York City although most of the current bridge dates from only 1928.

The bridge is operated and maintained by the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.

Read more about High Bridge (New York City):  Construction and History, Aqueduct, Restoration

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High Bridge (New York City) - Restoration
... In 2009 preliminary planning, funded by plaNYC, began for restoring the High Bridge ... The High Bridge Coalition is raising funds and public awareness to restore High Bridge to pedestrian and bicycle traffic, joining Highbridge Parks in both Manhattan and The Bronx that together cover more than 120 acres (0.49 km2) of parkland, and providing a link in New York's greenway system ...

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