Last week, my article – The High Bridge Reclaims Its History With $61M Restoration – was published at Curbed NY. It’s a historic piece that dives into the origins of New York City’s oldest bridge and its rise as an important recreational destination; its most difficult period beginning in the 1950s, and then, its long desired rebirth beginning in 2001 and culminating in the present work to restore and reopen it for public use next year. I hope you enjoy it.
Recently, in the Real Estate section of The New York Times, an article focused on the Highbridge section of the Bronx and the ongoing restoration of the crossing that gave it its name.
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.