Walk on Water: Croton Aqueduct up Amsterdam Avenue to the High Bridge

Janes Walk

Led By Teresa Elwert

Follow the path of the Croton Aqueduct from 105th St. and Amsterdam to the High Bridge (the first bridge in NYC) at 173rd St. and the Harlem River. Along the way, you’ll discover structures that controlled the flow of water, why some apartment buildings’ sides are angled curiously, and learn how the engineers got water to flow through a 16-block long valley, plus more!

Sunday, May 5
11:00 AM
2-3 hours

Walk Details
Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Environment, History & Culture
Accessibility: Challenging terrain
The stone and brick Croton Aqueduct Gatehouse at 135th Street
The Croton Aqueduct Gatehouse at 135th Street. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Americasroof. Modifications: photo cropped and made black and white.
Meeting Location

143 West 105th St., between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues


103rd St. stop on the #1 train; M7 & M11 bus

Finding your walk leader

I'll be standing just east of 143 West 105th St. If it's sunny, I'll be wearing a pink hat and the blue Jane's Walk T-shirt. If it's raining, I'll probably be wearing a yellow rain jacket.

Ending Location

High Bridge at 173rd St. inside Highbridge Park. Optional post-walk activity: go to Coogan's at Broadway & 169th St. for lunch.

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