New York City's oldest surviving bridge and newest pedestrian bridge; a site for information and a forum for those interested in its history, current activities and the future plans for the bridge, Highbridge Park, and the surrounding areas.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
High Bridge Talk Friday March 13, 2015 by Bryan Diffley
High Bridge Talk
The High Bridge that spans the East River and connects Washington Heights in Manhattan to the Bronx, will open this summer as a pedestrian and cyclist walkway.
You can go hear Bryan Diffley, the Project Manager of the renovation, speak about New York’s oldest standing bridge this Friday, March 13 at 7 P.M. at Hunter College for free. The talk is sponsored by NYC H20.
The High Bridge will be converted to a pedestrian and cyclist bridge this summer!
An engineering treasure, the bridge was built in 1848 to bring water from the Bronx into Manhattan via the Croton Aqueduct.
The High Bridge remained in use for the Croton system until 1955. Its deck was used as a pedestrian bridge until the 1970′s when it was closed due to vandalism. The city began restoring the bridge in 2012.
The High Bridge was designed by John B. Jervis, Chief Engineer of the Croton Aqueduct. He modeled it after the great aqueducts of the Roman Empire; the Croton was the longest aqueduct built since the Roman era.
Tickets are free but reservations are required. Click here to RSVP.