Gapstow Bridge in Central Park / New York, New York
The Gapstow Bridge, located in the center of the Park opposite 62nd Street, is a Central Park icon. It spans the northeast end of the Pond and provides an excellent viewing point looking back at the mid-town and east-side skyline. The original bridge was built of wood in 1874 but barely lasted 20 years. It was then replaced by a stone bridge which continues to serve Park visitors today.