The Croton Aqueduct in the Bronx to the High Bridge
In celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the High Bridge, the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and the Bronx County Historical Society are excited to co-sponsor a walk along the Aqueduct in the Bronx to the High Bridge.
Our walk will begin at Jerome Ave. and Kingsbridge Road in front of the incredible Kingsbridge Armory – thought to be the largest armory in the world! Our route will continue along the Aqueduct, across the High Bridge and into Highbridge Park in Manhattan. We will talk about the history of the Bronx, some notable Bronxites of the past and how the Bronx has had an outsized influence on American culture. We will discuss the fascinating history of the High Bridge in celebration of the 175th Anniversary of the oldest surviving bridge in NYC.
Meet at the northwest corner of Jerome Ave. and Kingsbridge Road at noon. Walk is a mostly level three miles and will end on the Manhattan side of the High Bridge at approximately 3:30PM.
Public transportation is highly recommended. From Westchester: Metro-North to Marble Hill, MTA Bus Bx #9 to the Jerome Ave. From NYC: IRT# 4 to Jerome Ave.
Return transportation: MTA subway IRT #1 to Marble Hill Metro-North station. Walk leader will be available to meet attendees at Dobbs Ferry Metro-North at 11:00 for those who would like to travel together.
Required: Pre-registration (limited number). Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.