High Bridge Historic Rehabilitation

New York City Parks & Rec Department

Project Summary

The High Bridge, modeled after ancient Roman aqueduct structures, is the most visible and monumental element of the Old Croton Aqueduct. TranSystems completed preliminary and final design, contract plans and related documents to rehabilitate, restore and preserve the bridge. The scope of the project included the rehabilitation and strengthening of the masonry arch spans, steel arch span, walkway and deck; preservation of the aqueduct pipe; barrier-free access and safety for pedestrian and non-motorized wheeled users through the addition of ramps and safety fencing, rehabilitation and restoration of the historic railings, installation of walkway and navigational lighting, architectural lighting of the bridge arches; and new interpretative and wayfinding information.

Project Highlights

  • Historic preservation of the High Bridge in NYC
  • Preliminary and final design incorporating pedestrian and non-motorized wheeled user elements
  • New interpretive and wayfinding information incorporated

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