Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Balcony Bridge - Central Park

Balcony Bridge - Central Park, April 7, 2010
Keith Nelson, Kyle Petersen, Rob Hickman

Balcony Bridge is named for its two bays, or balconies, that feature seating for weary park walkers on hot days. Balcony Bridge provides one of Central Park's most scenic views over The Lake toward Central Park South and 5th Avenue to the east. The presence of balconies on the east but not west sides makes Balcony Bridge asymmetrical, a distinction shared by only Trefoil Arch.

Location: takes West Drive over an arm of The Lake near the American Museum of Natural History. Built: 1860 by Vaux. Made of sandstone, cast stone, schist and greywacke.

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