Bow Bridge (Central Park)

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Bow Bridge
Bow Bridge in Central Park on Thanksgiving 2010.jpg
Locale The Ramble and Lake, Central Park
Designer Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould
Design Classical Greek
Material Cast iron
Total length 87 feet
Longest span 60 feet
Number of spans 1
Daily traffic Pedestrian
Coordinates 40°46′33″N 73°58′18.6″W / 40.77583°N 73.971833°W / 40.77583; -73.971833

The Bow Bridge/ˈb/ is a cast iron bridge located in Central Park, New York City, crossing over The Lake and used as a pedestrian walkway. It is decorated with an interlocking circles banister, with eight planting urns on top of decorative bas-relief panels. Intricate arabesque elements and volutes can be seen underneath the span arch. The bridge was designed by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould, and completed in 1862. Measuring a total of 87 feet (26.5 m), it is the largest bridge in the park.[1]


The Lake & Bow Bridge
  1. ^ Bow Bridge Central Park Conservancy