Saturday, January 23, 2016

Road & Bridges Names High Bridge One of the Top 10 Bridges of 2015

Road & Bridges Magazine has awarded New York's High Bridge Aqueduct over the Harlem River with an award as one of the Top 10 Bridges of the year 2015.

The High Bridge, decommissioned since 1970, is the oldest bridge in the city of New York, opened originally in 1848 as a means of delivering water to Manhattan. Today, the bridge features a 466-ft-long, three-hinged steel arch spanning the Harlem River and 10 extant granite arches spanning Harlem River Drive, I-87, Metro North Railroad and a smattering of other city streets. The shared-use bridge is being constructed with preservation and rehabilitation methods in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Preservation of Historic Properties. The bridge also will be ADA compliant.

LOCATION: Bronx, New York City, N.Y.
COST: $52 million
LENGTH: 1,450 ft
DESIGNER: TranSystems
CONTRACTOR: Schiavone Construction Co. LLC
OWNER: City of New York Parks and Recreation

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