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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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  • Bow Bridge is located in Central Park in NY. It’s a nice structure and very popular. Well decorated with flowers in tall pots. 
    Bow Bridge is located in Central Park in NY. It’s a nice structure and very popular. Well decorated with flowers in tall pots.  more »
  • I visited the Bow Bridge once in December 2021 and once in January 2022. The first time I viewed it from a distance and took a photo. The second time, I walked from Belvedere Castle, through The... 
    I visited the Bow Bridge once in December 2021 and once in January 2022. The first time I viewed it from a distance and took a photo. The second time, I walked from Belvedere Castle, through The...  more »

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