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 past June, the bridge opened for the first time in 40 years after being closed off to the public as it underwent renovations.
Check out this vintage photograph from the early 1900s showing the original, pre-steel High Bridge with all of it's original high stone arches.
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