World's Most Spectacular Pedestrian Bridges
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The High Line, New York, NY
Originally built in the 1930s as an elevated freight train bridge, the High Line reopened in 2009 as a pedestrian-only “floating park” above Manhattan, stretching from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District to 30th Street. Eventually the park will extend all the way to 34th Street.
Cool Summer: The High Line is a prime street-food spot. Artisanal ice-pop makers People’s Pops and La Newyorkina, for instance, dish out their icy treats in flavors such as mango-chili and hibiscus during Summer 2011.