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Central Park Bridges, Pinebank Arch, Near Columdus Circle entrance, Central Park, New York, New York County, NY



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B&W Photos

HB922896
Elevated View To North Of Bridge, Undergoing Rehabilitation

HB922897
Overall View To North Of Bridge Showing Structure

HB922898
Detail View Of Cast-iron Spandrel And Railing


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Item Title


Location
Central Park, New York, NY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NY-196
Building/structure dates: 1861 initial construction
National Register Number: 66000538
Significance: Designed by Calvert Vaux and drawn by Jacob Wrey Mould, Pinebank Arch is an outstanding example of the bridges and arches of New York's Central Park. Vaux, a professionally trained British architect, came to the United States in the early 1850s. He worked with Andrew Jackson Downing until the death of the latter in 1852, and then joined with Frederick Law Olmsted to enter the competition for design of Central Park. Mould was also an English immigrant. He initially served as Vaux' chief draftsperson and later became the sole designer of some of the park's cast-iron structures. ...

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges


Related Names
Vaux, Calvert
Mould, Jacob Wren
J B & W W Cornell Foundry
Lowe, Jet, Photographer
Chamberlain, Holly K., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. ELEVATED VIEW TO NORTH OF BRIDGE, UNDERGOING REHABILITATION
2. OVERALL VIEW TO NORTH OF BRIDGE SHOWING STRUCTURE
3. DETAIL VIEW OF CAST-IRON SPANDREL AND RAILING


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