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.
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.