After being closed for over 40 years, The High Bridge reopened as a pedestrian walkway this summer. Originally constructed as an aqueduct in 1848 (originally named the Aqueduct Bridge), it is the oldest bridge in New York City.
Standing over the Harlem River, its eastern end connects the western tip of the Bronx near West 170th Street, with its western end in Manhattan at West 174th Street.
With scenery combining elements of water (Harlem River), stone (buildings and highways), and earth (parks and construction yards), the High Bridge is a great spot for photo-worthy shots.
It has a great view of The High Bridge Water Tower which supplied water to the the ever-increasing demands on the city’s water system in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Connected to the High Bridge Park, you can also take a dip in the public pool, walk the various trails, play on the many sports courts, or observe its mini sculpture park after soaking in the scenery of the High Bridge.