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.Plan your Bow Bridge visit and explore what else you can see and do in New York City using our New York City day trip tool.
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Bow Bridge is a cool place located in the center of Central Park. On one hand it's only a bridge but on another hand it's iconic place. Romantic scenery, beautiful view on Bethesda Terrace... more »
The bridge commands some amazing views of the lake...it is a cast iron bridge..it is painted light in colour and is generally full of people...it has been a part of many movies... more »
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