After being closed to the public for more than 40 years, the landmarked pedestrian-only High Bridge between the Bronx and Manhattan will reopen next week. Welcome2theBronx reports that the span will avail itself to pedestrians on June 9, six years after it was initially supposed to reopen after being shuttered in the 1970s. The High Bridge is the city's oldest bridge, dating back to 1848, and stands 140 feet tall, 2,000 feet long and stretches between about West 173rd Street in Manhattan and West 170th Street in the Bronx. Gothamist points out that it was originally constructed as part of the Croton Aqueduct, which supplied clean water to New York City as its population surged around the mid-1800s and turn of the century.
· The Original "High Line", The High Bridge, to Reopen This Tuesday, June 9th! [W2tB]
· The High Bridge Will Finally Reopen This Month [Gothamist]
· A Stunning Link to New York's Past Makes a Long-Awaited Return [NYT]
· All High Bridge coverage [Curbed]