Henry Hudson Bridge
Spans the Harlem River.
According to the MTA Bridges and Tunnels Public Affairs Office, the
Henry Hudson Bridge biking and walking path is open as of Fall 2004.
There is a walkway on the west side of the lower roadway (the walkway
was closed on 3/15/2004 for approximately 6 months). Pavement
quality on the actual walkway is good. Manhattan entrance is via the
paths in Inwood Hill Park, easier if you go under the bridge and up,
but you can also go over the hill and under the parkway (down several
flights of stairs).
The TA Magazine featured
this bridge crossing in the northbound direction as part of a
L - Dyckman St
R - enter Inwood Hill Park, follow the path as far as the metal
Cross - metal stairs over Amtrak tracks, continue on the path
R - take the second right off the main path, it's a very steep climb
up, best to walk up this hill to the parkway. You will be at the
Henry Hudson Bridge toll plaza. The bridge sidewalk is right there,
just go across and admire the view.
L - exit the sidewalk onto HHP West
If by some chance you wind up on the east side of the roadway by
the toll booths, the workers there have been known to stop traffic for
pedestrians to get to the walkway. Please try and find your way
around first, though, so that we dont abuse their kindness.
The Riverdale entrance is a snap, on the other hand. Its a short
stairway off of Henry Hudson Parkway West (the service road) just
south of 227th Street. If youre coming from Manhattan, dont bother
with the first set of stairs that lead off to the left; they end at a
locked green door that says Danger.
Comment from a Web site visitor (November 17, 2001):
"Northbound sidewalk on Henry Hudson Bridge has sign that says 'No
Bicycle Traffic.' The sign is positioned over the walkway, not the
highway. I walked my bike across and nobody tried to stop me,
Comment from a Web site visitor (November 22, 2001):
"The Henry Hudson Bridge sidewalk is closed for several months
during the winter."
Distance: 2,209 feet
Design: Arch bridge built in 1936
Manhattan entrance: Inside Inwood Hill Park, west of Route 9A.
Bronx entrance: Henry Hudson Parkway West, just south of 227th Street.
Magazine Articles on the Henry Hudson Bridge:
For more info: visit MTA Bridges and Tunnels, or call 212-360-3000.