Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Eaglevale Bridge - Central Park

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

Though it is over 110 years old, Eaglevale Bridge is actually one of the newer arches in Central Park. It carries the 77th Street access road over the bridle path and what was once Ladies' Pond (reserved for ladies-only ice skating in the 1890s. Robert Moses filled it in in 1936 and replaced it with a playground. Even today, the water, which lurks underground, floods the area after a heavy rain.

Location: takes 77th Street over bridle path to West Drive at Naturalists' Gate. Built: 1890. Made of gneiss.

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