Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Southwest Reservoir Bridge - Central Park

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

Southwest Reservoir Bridge is so named because it sits on the southwest edge of the Reservoir, this cast iron bridge was taken apart and reconstructed in 1979 according to Vaux' original specifications. The triangular space at each side of an arch is known as a spandrel. SW Reservoir Bridge's spandrels boast intricate floral motifs.

Location: takes park path over bridle path just east of West Drive near The Reservoir at approximately 86th Street. Built: 1864 by Calvert Vaux and the Cornell Ironworks. Made of cast iron and steel.

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