Bow Bridge (Central Park)

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

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]


  1. ^ Bow Bridge Central Park Conservancy