High Bridge work to be finished by December

Restoration of oldest span in the city getting closer to completion

New York /
Mar.March 27, 2014 01:57 PM

The car-free High Bridge, which spans the Harlem River and connects Washington Heights with Highbridge in the Bronx, is slated to reopen in December.

“We are exploring every opportunity to expedite the project,” Phil Abramson, spokesperson for the Department of Parks and Recreation, said in a statement provided to Streetsblog. “DDC and Parks are working closely with the contractor to finish the project as quickly as possible and we look forward to the day that New Yorkers will once again walk and bicycle over our city’s oldest bridge.”

The city broke ground on the $61 million restoration of the pedestrian- and bicycle-friendly bridge in January 2013, as previously reported. It was slated to be reopened this summer, but that timeline was pushed back due to bad weather. First opened in 1848 as part of the Old Croton Aqueduct, the bridge was closed for public use around 1970. Along with seven other regional parks, it is being transformed under PlaNYC, a collaboration between the Departments of Parks, Environmental Protection, Design and Construction and the Landmarks Preservation Commission. [Streetsblog]Mark Maurer


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
1065-1075 Gerard Avenue in the Bronx 
Prana pays Related $36M in Bronx multifamily play
Prana pays Related $36M in Bronx multifamily play
448 East 143rd Street in the Bronx (Credit: Google Maps)
Private developer’s NYCHA project in Mott Haven lands $79M in financing
Private developer’s NYCHA project in Mott Haven lands $79M in financing
1159 and 1184 River Avenue with Maddd Equities' Jorge Madruga (left) and Joy Construction's Eli Weiss (right) (Credit: Google Maps)
Maddd Equities, Joy Construction score $64M for massive Bronx project
Maddd Equities, Joy Construction score $64M for massive Bronx project
Sylvan Terrace in Washington Heights. (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)
Two chances to live on Sylvan Terrace, one of NYC’s coolest blocks
Two chances to live on Sylvan Terrace, one of NYC’s coolest blocks
At Home's Lee Bird with 2100 Bartow Avenue (Google Maps, iStock) Bronx, New York
Home decor retailer leases 135K sf for first Bronx store
Home decor retailer leases 135K sf for first Bronx store
555 Edgecombe Avenue and Efrem Harkham (LoopNet, Getty, iStock)
Harkham family buys historic Washington Heights apartments
Harkham family buys historic Washington Heights apartments
From left: Ismene Speliotis, executive director, MHANY; Clare Miflin, director, Center for Zero Waste Design; a rendering of The Peninsula in the Bronx (Mutual Housing Association of NY, LinkedIn/Ismene Speliotis, Center for Zero Waste Design)
Bronx development aims to turn trash into cash
Bronx development aims to turn trash into cash
75 Canal Street West in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the Bronx (Google Maps, iStock)
Charter school network filed plans in Mott Haven
Charter school network filed plans in Mott Haven
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...