Central Park’s magical Vine Arch Bridge

We know it today as the Gapstow Bridge, an icon of Central Park, spanning the pond at the southeast end of the park. Built in 1896, it replaced the original wooden Gapstow Bridge from 1874.

In person, it looks even more enchanting.

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2 Responses to “Central Park’s magical Vine Arch Bridge”

  1. mykola (mick) dementiuk Says:

    In the 60s that entire area was filled with hippie smokers and tokers singing, “Don’t Bogart that joint, my friend,” as they’d roll another one… The bird preservative was right there too, though it was fenced in and still is I believe. And in the summertime Rheingold Beer (or was it Shaeffer Beer) had these incredible concerts in Wollman Rink. I saw Tom Paxton and Buffy St. Marie (folk singers) and countless others in that Rink. What a time and place that was…

  2. petey Says:

    “And in the summertime Rheingold Beer (or was it Shaeffer Beer) had these incredible concerts in Wollman Rink.”
    i saw mountain, j. geils, and asleep at the wheel there. there were as many outside on the slopes as inside. don’t remember the sponsor. the scene was a little sleazy.

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