Bow Bridge, Central Park

Bow Bridge--small.jpg
Bow Bridge--original.jpg

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Title

Bow Bridge, Central Park

Description

Photograph of iconic cast iron bridge in New York's Central Park was one of six created for an historical survey in 1984. The description reads: "Designed by Calvert Vaux, the Bow Bridge is one of the most prominently located and visible cast iron bridges in Central Park. It is 87 feet, four inches long. This and other cast iron bridges in Central Park are among the very first built of that material in America. The J.B. and W.W. Cornell Foundry was the contractor. Restored in 1974 with funds provided by Lila A. Wallace and Lucy G. Moses, this graceful arch has been described by New York Times architecture critic Paul Goldberger as seeming 'to pour over the water.'" It is included in OpenValley because this view looking east is very similar to New Deal Gallery artist Inez Abernathy's "The Lake, Central Park" with the Hotel Carlyle visible in the distance. This item consists of a slightly cropped version and the original proportions.

Creator

Lowe, Jet (photographer)
Chamberlain, Holly K. (historian)

Publisher

Historic American Engineering Record

Date

1984

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Format

jpeg, 1 MB
jpeg, 2.7 MB

Type

Still image

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

5 x 7 in.

Geolocation