High Bridge (New York City)
Coordinates: 40°50′32″N 73°55′49″W / 40.842308°N 73.930277°W / 40.842308; -73.930277
From Highbridge Park
|Locale||Manhattan and the Bronx, in New York City|
|Maintained by||New York City Department of Parks and Recreation|
|Vertical clearance||102 ft (31 m)|
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.
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... 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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