Walking Manhattan’s Oldest Bridge: The High Bridge

Walking Manhattan's Oldest Bridge: The High Bridge

Join Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer, Justin Rivers, for a walk over the bridge and through one of the last surviving untouched natural areas of Manhattan Island.

  • Take in some of the most stunning views of New York City from its oldest extent bridge
  • Learn the history behind the bridge’s construction and the monumental feat of bringing clean drinking water to a thirsty New York
  • Discover old remnant stone walls of the Croton Aqueduct
  • Wander through primeval Manhattan and scale (safely) some Manhattan schist.

About this Event:

In 1848, High Bridge, the oldest surviving bridge in Manhattan was built to bring water to the burgeoning city of New York. Aside from transporting much-needed clean water, the bridge connected the metropolitan borough of Manhattan to the lush rural area of the Bronx, so that both city dwellers and those who lived in the country could easily travel back and forth. After being closed for over forty years, the bridge, built in the style of ancient Roman aqueducts, was opened to pedestrians in the summer of 2015. Join Untapped New York’s Chief Experience Officer, Justin Rivers, for a walk over the bridge and through one of the last surviving untouched natural areas of Manhattan Island.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a large and steep set of stairs scaling the side of High Bridge Park which may be a challenge for those with mobility issues.

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