The High Bridge
Where New York City's Water Comes From
Old Croton Aqueduct, Harlem River Crossing, Spanning Harlem River, Bronx, Bronx County, NY - The High Bridge

The Old Croton Aqueduct was New York City's first municipal water supply project, and is an outstanding example of early 19th century civil engineering. High Bridge best exemplifies this. Upon completion High Bridge was 1420 feet long and 136 feet high (from the bottom of the river). Sixteen piers created fifteen arched openings of which eight were 80 feet wide and seven were 50 feet in width. Its remaining portion is the most readily visible section of the Croton Aqueduct standing today.


- Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-27; FN-28
- Survey number: HAER NY-119
- Building/structure dates: 1848 Initial Construction
- National Register of Historic Places NRIS Number: 74001324

40.8423° N, 73.9304° W
1848 Initial Construction. 1968 Documentation Compiled. 2017 Retrieved
Historic American Engineering Record, creator Jervis, John B Clement, Daniel, transmitter Boucher, Jack, photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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Created on 2017-03-14 at 18:25 and last updated on 2018-08-20 at 05:37.