Oldest Surviving Bridge in NYC: High Bridge

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Crossing the Harlem River, High Bridge is the oldest surviving bridge in New York City. Completed in 1848, it connects the Bronx and Manhattan. Built in the style of a Roman aqueduct, it did indeed carry water into New York City through the Croton Aqueduct system until 1917. When the masonry arches were determined to be a hazard to shipping by the Army Corps of Engineers, local organizations fought against full demolition. Today, the central span is steel from a 1927 alteration.