Through the Seasons, Central Park, New York City

Gapstow Bridge, looking over the Pond at 59th Street, represents one of the most iconic Central Park landmarks. I have captured this wonderful stone crossing through autumn, winter and spring.

"The One We Haven't Yet Crossed Together"

 

"Gapstow in December"

 

"The Gapstow Revisited"

 

A little bit about the history of the bridge – originally a wooden structure designed by Jacob Wrey Mould in 1874, it was replaced with the current stone structure in 1896, designed by Howard & Caudwell. According to the Central Park Conservancy, it is constructed of Manhattan schist, Gapstow stand 12 feet high, spans 44 feet of water, and stretches 76 feet in its full length. Because of its proximity from the South end of Central Park, it can be viewed from Central Park South. Standing on the bridge facing south, one may see the Plaza Hotel and midtown highrises.

 

All images are ©2011 Alexander Filatov Photography. All rights reserved.

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