So, it’s official! The High Bridge will in in fact be restored and reopened.
On Friday, January 11th, Mayor Bloomberg along with city officials, such as my Congressman Jose Serrano, gathered at the Highbridge Park’s Bronx entrance to the span to announce the groundbreaking of this historic crossing. According to DNAinfo.com, the $61 million dollar project is expected to be completed in 2014.
This past Saturday evening, I photographed the span from the Harlem River Speedway and it was clear that the restoration work had begun.
On a very sad note, however, only a few days after the mayor’s announcement an engineer working on the bridge fell and died. The cause of his fall is still under investigation.