The University Heights Bridge connects W 207th Street in Manhattan’s Inwood section with West Fordham Road in the University Heights section of the Bronx, going over Harlem River. It was originally constructed in 1881 as the Fordham Footbridge, and was converted into the current University Heights Bridge in 1908 for $1.2 million.In 1992, the bridge got a brand new swing span.
The bridge is one mile south of the Broadway Bridge and two miles north of the Washington Bridge at W 181st Street and the Alexander Hamilton Bridge at W 179th Street, which brings you to the George Washington Bridge.
- Swing bridge with 4 lanes spanning 264 ft
- Total length: 1,566 ft
- In 2007, the University Heights Bridge carried about 24,000 vehicles into Manhattan and 17,700 out of Manhattan daily
TOLLS: No toll in either direction
NYC DRIVING DIRECTIONS FOR THE UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS BRIDGE
From Manhattan: enter from W 207th Street
From the Bronx: enter from West Fordham Road
Entering the Bronx: you can access the Major Deegan Expressway (87),
Walk across the University Heights Bridge!
According to Transportation Alternatives, this bridge is very popular with pedestrians, and the pavement is excellent. No stairs.
From Manhattan, enter at 207th Street and Ninth Avenue
From the Bronx, enter at Fordham Road and Sedgwick Avenue
Find out more about walking and cycling across the University Heights Bridge from Transportation Alternatives.