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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 


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!