The High Bridge Reconstruction Project

By summer 2015, The High Bridge will be rehabilitated and reopened for pedestrians and bicyclists. The reopened High Bridge will be an essential link in New York City’s expanding waterfront Greenway. It will allow Bronx residents to reach the Highbridge Recreation Center, and Manhattan residents to reach the Harlem River shoreline. Planned improvements will make the bridge more accessible and safe. The rehabilitation will follow historic preservation principles to restore the architectural details of this landmarked structure for public enjoyment.


Spring 2010–Fall 2011: Preparation of design documents and public meetings. Complete.
Summer 2012–Spring 2015: Rehabilitation of the High Bridge for public use. In progress.

What's Happening Now

Bridge construction is being managed by the New York City Department of Design and Construction in partnership with NYC Parks. The construction contract was competitively bid, and awarded to Schiavone Construction Co., LLC. Construction started in August 2012. The design for restoration of the High Bridge was completed in December 2011 by a team of consultants led by Lichtenstein Consulting Engineers, P.C.

For the latest information on the bridge re-opening, please download the Celebrate the High Bridge [PDF] community forum presentation, presented March 25, 2015.


The High Bridge Reconstruction Project was funded thanks to $47.85 million in funding from former mayor Michael Bloomberg's PlaNYC initiative. Additional funding from Congressman José E. Serrano at the early kickoff stage was also critical to moving the $61.7 million project forward.


Download the results of the PlaNYC High Bridge Community Survey.

For more information, and to receive quarterly newsletters, please contact:
Marlyn Nunez, Community Liaison, NYC Department of Design and Construction
Phone: (718) 588-2564

For media inquiries, please contact:
Office of Public Information, NYC Department of Design and Construction
Phone: (718) 391-1641
Office of Public Affairs, NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
Phone: (212) 360-1311

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