Bow Bridge (Central Park)
|Locale||The Ramble and Lake, Central Park|
|Total length||87 feet|
|Longest span||60 feet|
|No. of spans||1|
|Designer||Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould|
The Bow Bridge// 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. While other bridges in Central Park are inconspicuous the Bow Bridge is made to stand out from its surroundings.