Bow Bridge

After having been closed this past spring 2015, the Bow Bridge re-opened in the fall. Crafted of cast iron, it was designed with Classical Greek refinement during the mid 19th century by Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould

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Found mid-park at 74th Street, west of Bethesda Terrace, the bridge spans 60 feet with a walkway constructed of ipe, a South American hardwood that turns a rich deep red when wet.


In 2008, eight three and a half foot tall planting urns were returned to the Bridge through historic reconstruction almost 80 years after the original ones went missing. Now with the new restoration and renovations, the bridge looks better than ever. No matter what the weather, it can never take a bad photo.

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