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The High Bridge

Celebrating the Re-Opening of New York City’s Oldest Standing Bridge

After closing for more than 40 years, The High Bridge—New York City’s oldest standing bridge—is open! Come explore this iconic landmark that connects pedestrians and bicyclists from Manhattan and the Bronx.

Visit the High Bridge

The High Bridge connects the neighborhoods of Washington Heights in Manhattan and Highbridge in the Bronx, and is accessible from both boroughs.

The High Bridge will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m through October 11. As of Monday, October 12, The High Bridge will be open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. High Bridge hours will change seasonally.

How to Reach the High Bridge

If you are entering the High Bridge from the Manhattan side, please enter Highbridge Park at 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue and walk east to the High Bridge Water Tower Terrace staircase down to the bridge level. If entering from the Bronx side, enter at University Avenue and 170th Street in Highbridge, Bronx.

For ADA access, please use the ramp located at 167th Street and Edgecombe Avenue on the Manhattan side or the ramp north of 170th Street and University Avenue on the Bronx side.

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Explore the High Bridge

From a Roman-style aqueduct and 19th century tourist destination to a dormant historic relic, learn more about what makes the High Bridge such a compelling structure.

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Planning a trip to the High Bridge? Here are some of our favorite things to do nearby in the Bronx and Manhattan.

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Check out the events and programs taking place this summer to commemorate the High Bridge's reopening!

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Tour the newly restored High Bridge with members of NYC Parks' staff.

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The High Bridge was part of NYC's first water supply system, in use for more than 100 years. Follow the path of this historic aquifer from Van Cortlandt Park to the New York Public Library.

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Visit the Parks

Learn about the history, facilities and cultural institutions in the park.

Visit Highbridge Park, Manhattan

Visit Highbridge Park, Bronx

Donate to the High Bridge to support future projects, programming, and maintenance of the park

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