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Highbridge Parks, Pool, and Play Center

Frank da Cruz, Bronx NY, 4 October 2019
All photos by me except where otherwise indicated.
Most recent update: Sun Oct 6 07:21:53 2019

The High Bridge
The High Bridge
High Bridge walkway plaque
High Bridge walkway plaque
The High Bridge, constructed 1839-1848, is New York City's oldest existing bridge and so, naturally, is not a New Deal project in itself. But it connects two different Highbridge Parks: the tiny one in the Highbridge section of the Bronx and the huge one in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. The Bronx end was part of the Croton Reservoir complex from 1837 until 1937 when it was converted into a park with WPA funding and labor. The park at the Manhattan end was assembled in stages between 1867 and the 1960s. The Highbridge Pool and Play Center were built there by the WPA during the "swimming pool summer" of 1936, as well as seven playgrounds and a great deal of infrastructure before the New Deal ended.
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Highbridge Park in the Bronx

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Highbridge Park in Manhattan

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Highbridge Pool and Play Center in Manhattan

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