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Bow Bridge, New York City

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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.
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  • I'm not sure what it is about old bridges, but there is a sense of romanticism around them. This bridge is no different. The location in the park is off the beaten path a little. While there is regula...  more »
  • The Bow Bridge is one of the iconic parts to Central Park. It is easy to find as it appears on most online maps. It's worth visiting if going to Central Park and it's free.  more »
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