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High Bridge Restoration Bronx, NY to Manhattan, NY

Schiavone Construction Co. LLC

  • The High Bridge in 1900 Photo from The New York Times
  • Photo from Welcome2theBronx
  • Photo from Welcome2theBronx
  • Photo from Welcome2theBronx
  • Photo from Welcome2theBronx
  • Photo from Welcome2theBronx
  • Photo from Welcome2theBronx
  • Red brick was laid by hand in the restoration to match the traditional feel while structural upgrades were made. Photo from The New York Times
  • Officials and visitors at the bridge's reopening in 2015. Photo from The New York Times
  • A view of Manhattan from the Bronx side of the High Bridge. Photo from The New York Times

Constructed in 1848, the High Bridge is the oldest bridge in New York City. The upper portion of the bridge conceals a large aqueduct which once brought water from Westchester County's Croton Reservoir into New York City. A pedestrian walkway on top, opened in 1864, connects Washington Heights in Manhattan to the Highbridge neighborhood in the Bronx. The aqueduct stopped functioning in 1958, and although the walkway remained open through the 1970's, the bridge was subsequently abandoned for almost 40 years. The goal of this project was to reopen High Bridge to pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge is a New York City landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Stone & Lime completed all of the historic paver replacement across the entire bridge as well as providing consulting services for the repointing as well as providing natural cement for the project. The project won a prestigious Lucy J. Moses preservation award in 2016.

Dates of Performance: 08/2014 - 11/2014

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Watch this PBS Video on The High Bridge: