Car-free High Bridge reopens after 45 years

The new High Bridge is 1,450 feet in length and boasts over 125 aces of baseball fields and basketball courts.

The new High Bridge is 1,450 feet in length and boasts over 125 aces of baseball fields and basketball courts. (6/9/15)

THE BRONX - The car-free High Bridge connecting the Bronx to Manhattan is now open to the public again for the first time in 45 years.

The 167-year-old bridge underwent a major three-year, $61.8 million reconstruction project and reopened Tuesday as the first inter-borough passage exclusively for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Congressman Jose Serrano were present at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the historic landmark.

The new High Bridge is 1,450 feet in length and boasts over 125 aces of baseball fields and basketball courts.

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