What happened to Central Park’s Swan Bridge?

This vintage postcard, stamped July 1928, shows off a really breathtaking part of Central Park, with boaters and swans on the lake and people sitting along benches.

But wait, isn’t that Bow Bridge—the one the postcard calls Swan Bridge? As far as I can tell, there’s never been a Swan Bridge or Swan Island in the park.

Bow Bridge was always the name for the 60-foot cast-iron bridge that gets its moniker from its gentle bow shape, reminiscent of the bow of an archer or violinist, explains centralparknyc.org.

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2 Responses to “What happened to Central Park’s Swan Bridge?”

  1. Frank Lynch Says:

    Apparently it was once called Swan Bridge. See footnote 41 @ http://www.nps.gov/history/history/online_books/mcclelland/mcclelland4h.htm

  2. wildnewyork Says:

    Ah, interesting! I wasn’t able to find any official reference on it.

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