Pelham’s ‘Highbrook Highline’ Closer to Reality
09 Apr, 2012
By Polly Kreisman
The dream of creating a Highbrook Highline in Pelham is closer to reality with the designation of the Highbrook Bridge as eligible for the National Registry of Historic Places.
The Highbrook Highline, much like the High Line in New York City, proposes a linear High Line plan for the entire 1.9 acre site, reclaiming an historic rail bed of the New York, Westchester and Boston railroad as green space.
We reported about a section being worked on this month where there is consensus.
The website of the Friends of the NYW&B Highbrook Highline says, “The Highbrook Avenue Bridge was designed for The New York, Westchester & Boston Railway in 1910 to attract development in the Village of Pelham and Westchester County. Given the current density of population, it can be said that the effort was successful. Today the “Highbrook” stands as a living memorial to the inventions, investments, design, competition and physical challenges of a century ago.”
images courtesy Friends of the NYW&B Highbrook Highline