Vintage Photograph From 1859 Shows High Bridge: New York City's Oldest Bridge

January 01, 1859. The High Bridge over the Harlem River, New York. Designed by American engineer John B Jervis as part of the Croton Aqueduct carrying water to New York City.
January 01, 1859. The High Bridge over the Harlem River, New York. Designed by American engineer John B Jervis as part of the Croton Aqueduct carrying water to New York City.

Technically speaking, The Bronx-Manhattan High Bridge is the oldest in the City, dating back to 1848. It was built 35 years before the Brooklyn Bridge, but portions of it have been replaced whereas the Brooklyn Bridge is mostly original. This incredible vintage photograph shows surveyors looking out over the bridge way back in 1859.

via Observer

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