Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Southeast Reservoir Bridge - Central Park

Southeast Reservoir Bridge - Central Park, April 7, 2010
Keith Nelson, Kyle Petersen, Andy Peterson, John Jessmon, Rob Hickman, John Wyffels

Unlike other cast iron bridges in Central Park, SE Reservoir Bridge is distinguished by a flat platform instead of an arched one. Like its sister, SW Reservoir Bridge, this bridge has also been reconstructed. In 1989 its concrete deck was replaced with a tongue and groove wood deck, and it got new railings to approximate the original ones from 1865.

Location: Park path over bridle path just west of 5th Avenue near The Reservoir at approximately 86th Street. Built: 1865 by Vaux and the Cornell Ironworks. Made of cast iron and steel.

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