High Bridge over Harlem River - 1900


High Bridge, New York City, about 1900. In album prepared by Detroit Photographic Company to use as a catalog in its office. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Photochrom print showing High Bridge over Harlem River, looking from Bronx. The bridge connects the boroughs of the Bronx and Manhattan. The High Bridge (originally the Aqueduct Bridge) is the oldest bridge in New York City. It opened in 1848 as part of the Croton Aqueduct and closed in 1970. After a restoration, it reopened in 2025 as a pedestrian walkways.

The High Bridge Water Tower is in the background. It is located in Highbridge Park, between West 173rd and 174th streets, on top of the ridge on the Manhattan side of High Bridge. It was built in 1866–1872 to help meet the demands on the city's water system.


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High Bridge over Harlem River - 1900