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The High Bridge

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

The High Bridge, New York City’s oldest standing bridge, is nearly open! This summer, the High Bridge will once again connect pedestrians and bicyclists from Manhattan and the Bronx, opening a park that has been closed to the public for more than 40 years.

Join us as we preserve New York City’s past, and build a better future.

Visit the High Bridge

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

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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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Learn more about the work that went into rebuilding the High Bridge, and keep track of the progress towards its completion this summer.

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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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