Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

Top 10 Greatest Bridges in NYC — #7

High Bridge

???????????????????????????????Opened in 1848, High Bridge is the oldest pedestrian bridge in the city. Connecting Manhattan to the Bronx and designed like a Roman aqueduct, High Bridge is a beautiful and dramatic structure, believed to have been traversed by Edgar Allen Poe and figuring in the climactic sequence of Caleb Carr’s novel, The Alienist. Closed since 1960, the bridge has undergone a recent restoration under the auspices of the parks department, which hopes to have it reopened to foot traffic by the end of 2014.



  1. Marcos E de Jesús

    I’m excited about the return of the Highbridge! It will be great for the Bronx and Upper Manhattan.




  2. I mention the Aqueduct in my book.

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