In Patch: Expand Hours On High Bridge Connecting Wash Heights, Bronx: Pols Say

Uptown elected officials are pushing to expand the hours of a bridge that lets pedestrians and bikers travel from Washington Heights to The Bronx.

The High Bridge, connecting Washington Heights to Highbridge in The Bronx, is the city’s oldest standing bridge. It is also the only crossing bridge between the boroughs that is car-free, specifically made for pedestrians and cyclists.

The bridge is currently open until 7 p.m. during the winter months and until 8 p.m. during the spring months, however, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine, uptown Council Member Carmen De La Rosa, Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson and Bronx Council Member Althea Stevens want to see those hours extended.

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