Central Park’s Bow Bridge Reopens After Repairs

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The Bow Bridge during construction. Photo: Central Park Conservancy.

Central Park’s Bow Bridge has reopened and is again accessible to the public. The Central Park Conservancy, the non-profit organization tasked with managing and caring for Central Park, closed the bridge for repairs in late November to restore it due to the immense wear-and-tear it receives from the public.

Some of the work undertaken by the Conservancy included:

  • Researching historic photographs to identify the number of planks and decking size for the Bridge floor, which was originally constructed in 1862.
  • Replacing the existing decking with harder, more durable wood.
  • Mechanically scraping and painting several beams under the deck to stabilize and protect them from future corrosion.
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Post-construction. Photo: Central Park Conservancy.

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Post-construction. Photo: Central Park Conservancy.

“Today, we’re thrilled to announce that this masterpiece of Victorian-era design is now open for your enjoyment!” the Central Park Conservancy shared Wednesday on X (previously Twitter).


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