45 Years in the Making: The High Bridge, NYC's Oldest, Has Officially Reopened

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Time to get out your New York City bucket list (we actually have two, but who's counting?) and make an addition: The High Bridge is officially back after a whopping 45 years, and you definitely don't want to miss taking a stroll over it.

That's right, New York City's oldest standing bridge just reopened to the public after a 45-year, $61.8 million renovation.

If you didn't know, this breathtaking bridge, which stands at 140 feet high and 2,000 feet long, connects the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx.

Still not convinced you should take a walk over it?

Check out these stunning Instagram shots that are sure to change your mind.


micheloquent #Aqueduct #WaterTower #HighbridgePark #TheBronx #Manhattan #NYbyNewYorkers #rsa_streetview_ #ptk_sky #Highbridge

hertaps Perfect day to be outside #highBridge #watertower #HighBridgePark #175St #nyc #herta

jessdefilippo #highbridge was closed for 4 decades and re-opened on Wednesday. It connects #Manhattan to the #Bronx. I suggest you walk across it- the views don't disappoint! ๐ŸŒ‰ ๐Ÿ’™

nycparks The view of the #HighBridge and its water tower from #HighbridgePark in the #Bronx. See the sights in person. (Photo by Malcolm Pinckney)

nycparks After being closed for more than 40 years, the #HighBridge is now open to the public. Walk or bike across NYC's oldest standing bridge, which connects #Manhattan with the #Bronx. ๐ŸŒ‰ (Photo by @daniel.avila)

wgeddes Newly renovated #highbridgepark bridge #washingtonheights

sukismith Last year peeking at the #HighBridge construction. Today ran across it! Thanks @nycparks! #sugarhillstyle #harlem #bronx #highbridgepark

hertaps A Destination #medallion #plaque on the #bridge #highBridge #watertower #HighBridgePark #175St #nyc #herta

ericedunn The #Highbridge is #nowopen after being closed for over forty years. Connecting #NYC with the #Bronx over the #HarlemRiver - #HighBridgeWaterTower #HighbridgePark #washingtonheights #nycdpr #ilovenyparks #pedestrianbridge #NYCphotography #NYCwanderings #NYC_explorers #wildnewyork #mightynycpics #imagesofNYC #Architecture #newyorkforall #restoration #NYCHistory


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