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Who knows about this great historic bridge? The High Bridge offers spectacular views of the Harlem... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2016
New England
Interesting building

The High Bridge at the northern tip of Manhattan is alittle bit difficult to reach, especially for... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2016
Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

This is a recently opened pedestrian bridge originally built as part of the NYC water system in 1855. It goes from one park on the Manhattan side to one in the Bronx. It is a very nice experience. The only problem I had with it...More

Thank Walter B
Reviewed 9 June 2018

This is the 3rd time I walked this, first time with my wife. Beautiful walk over traffic, nicely landscaped, with nice vistas, artwork, and architecture every few dozen steps. Only down side this time was the amount of building construction alongside the walk which meant...More

Thank bsartistcanada
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is a lovely bridge to walk across, with very nice views. It's also right next to the Water Tower and has lots of information about the tower, the bridge, and the history of the water works. It's not too long, only takes about 10...More

Thank Megan S
Reviewed 25 November 2017

This is an amazing walkway that produces some fantastic scenic panoramas of the NYC upper skyline. The area has been rebuilt and the walkway is clean and a pleasure to walk across. What's lost is the significance that the High Bridge played in the mid...More

Thank Steve T
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This bridge is a nice way to get away from the business of downtown Manhattan. It's a bit out of the way but worth it. The bridge itself is beautiful. Difficult to get a good shot because of all the trees around it. It is...More

1  Thank AnnaNLCH
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Nice pedestrian bridge for a nice walk and bike ride. It connects the bronx and manhattan. Also a good to go jogging

Thank elcallao05
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Nice pedestrian-only bridge linking Manhattan and the Bronx. It also provides sweeping views of the two boroughs and the Harlem River. It has the distinction of being the oldest bridge in the city but is not very touristy, owing to its location away from most...More

1  Thank gboi77
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Who knows about this great historic bridge? The High Bridge offers spectacular views of the Harlem River. It has been recently restored with a beautiful walking path. Take the walking path through High Bridge park rather than the stairway (98 steps).

1  Thank riny
Reviewed 5 October 2016

The High Bridge at the northern tip of Manhattan is alittle bit difficult to reach, especially for tourists that are residing at Mid- or Downtown. But the High Bridge is worth this way. The bridge combines Manhttan and The Bronx; At the Manhattan side you'll...More

Thank ramsesp
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This time I walked over the bridge in the summer, and the views are still magnificent -- one can see why this bridge was once a real tourist attraction. If parking were easier, it well become one again. A point of interest; I had always...More

3  Thank robcurtross
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