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High Line Elevated Park


Photo taken by Jessica Sheridan

License: Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)

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BH Photo #237138

Street Views 


Built by New York Central RR as West Side elevated freight line to eliminate street running


Park built on steel stringer bridges over city streets
New York City, New York County, New York
Open to pedestrians only
Built 1929-34; Abandoned in 1980; Faced threats of demolition in the mid-1980s and again during the Guliani administration; Conversion into a park began in 2006; Section I opened in 2009; Section II opened in 2011; Section III Opened 2014
- American Bridge Co. of New York
- Conrail (CR)
- New York Central Railroad (NYC)
- Penn Central Railroad (PC)
Steel stringer
Total length: 7,656.0 ft. (1.4 mi.)
Also called
NYC - High Line
Approximate latitude, longitude
+40.74726, -74.00523   (decimal degrees)
40°44'50" N, 74°00'19" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
18/583981/4511176 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Jersey City
Inventory number
BH 53106 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • October 23, 2020: New photo from Patrick Gurwell
  • September 21, 2014: New Street View added by Ralph Demars
  • September 21, 2014: Updated by Luke: Final section has been converted and opened.
  • June 25, 2013: Photo imported by Dave King
  • September 9, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Added category "First of its kind"
  • August 10, 2012: Updated by Luke Harden: Updated future plans
  • August 9, 2012: Added by Luke Harden


  • Wikipedia
  • High Line - Official website for the park
  • Luke
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • Patrick Gurwell - pgurwell [at] gmail [dot] com


High Line Elevated Park
Posted September 21, 2014, by Ralph Demars (rdemars1 [at] yahoo [dot] com)

I know where i'm going on my next vacation!

High Line Elevated Park
Posted June 25, 2013, by Carolyn Susor (susorcar [at] yahoo [dot] com)

This is the coolest thing! Beautiful landscaping, wide walkways, street musicians. & it looks like people love it. More cities should do elevated parks like this!