New York's Central Park Winterdale Arch Railing Cast Iron Art
WINTERDALE Arch - one of 40 arches and bridlepaths in New York Beautiful Central Park.
Built in 1860-1861.
Made of Maine granite and sandstone with cast iron railings.
Central Park was designed and built architects Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted.
The pair won a competition to design a large park in Manhattan with their “Greensward” design in 1858. The land for Central Park had already been bought by 1853.
At first only seven bridges, two tunnels and masonry bridges and a footbridge were to be built. That number eventually swelled to nearly 40 arches and bridges.
The bridges and arches of Central Park pretty much fall into two classes: bridges made from brick, stone or rock, and castiron bridges. Calvert Vaux did the bulk of the bridge designs, with assistance from architect Jacob Wrey Mould on the castiron bridges, which are the oldest such bridges in America.(From: forgotten-ny.com/2001/07/bridges-of-central-park-part-1/)
September 23rd, 2018
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