(Bronx, NY)- Senator Serrano praised the re-opening of the High Bridge to the public and its grand reopening festival. The festival continued the celebration of the revival of the iconic High Bridge since its closure in 1970. The High Bridge re-opened on June 9th and has since become one of the city's biggest attractions.
"The historic High Bridge represents a significant artistic and architectural achievement that benefits local residents while drawing significant numbers of tourists," said Senator Serrano. "The much-needed restoration of this impressive inter-borough bridge will provide local transportation alternatives for the community, while serving as a shining example of the rich history of The Bronx and Upper Manhattan. This restoration would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the NYC Parks Department, who along with local elected officials envisioned the transformation of New York City's oldest standing bridge into a modern amenity to be enjoyed by current and future residents. This festival is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the rich history of The Bronx and Upper Manhattan in a fun and positive way."