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Gapstow Bridge by StockSnap
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Gapstow Bridge is a stone arch bridge spanning the neck of the Pond in the southeast corner of Central Park. Its rustic stone construction, much of which is covered in vines, blends in with the surrounding landscape. The striking juxtaposition of the dramatic skyline of New York with the Park’s lush green landscapes creates many photogenic views around the bridge. The current Gapstow Bridge was built in 1896 to replace a more elaborate bridge with distinctive cast-iron elements that deteriorated. Between 1859 and 1866, 27 arches and bridges were built in Central Park. Each one is unique, designed with various materials and decorative motifs and with careful consideration of its placement in the landscape. Over time, six arches and bridges were added and three were removed, bringing the total to 30 ornamental bridges and arches in the Park today. (New York City, New York, USA)

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