3. High Bridge Reopens

One of the most exciting openings in June has to be the opening of New York City’s oldest bridge–The High Bridge.  The bridge, which connects Washington Heights to the Bronx, has been closed for more than fourty years.  It originally opened in 1848 and spans 2,000 feet, rising 140 feet above the water. The plan to restore and reopen the bridge began in January 2013 at a cost of $61 million.