The Gapstow Bridge is another Central Park
icon. It spans the northeast end of thePond providing the area with a
defining scenic enhancement as well as an
excellent place to view the the City skyline.
The original Gapstow Bridge was built in
1874 and designed by Jacob Wrey Mould.
It was a unique wooden bridge with
ornamented cast iron railings. Apparently,
due to wear and tear it only lasted a little
more than twenty years.
This current stone replacement is a sturdy
structure that compliments the water and
grassy slopes that it surrounds. During
the warmer weather foliage will completely
cover the bridge camouflaging its shape
with a cloak of green.