The OCA in the Bronx to the High Bridge

The OCA in the Bronx to the High Bridge

Saturday, May 11, 2024 - 12:00pm

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 – 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 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 for those who would like to travel together (time to be announced pending train schedule).

Wear comfortable shoes and bring water.

Required: pre-registration