Not even two months after it was announced 12-acres-worth of Central Park’s Great Lawn would be closed until April 2024, the park’s iconic Bow Bridge is now closed as well.
Early Sunday morning, on November 26th, the park shared a tweet reading:
Bow Bridge repairs are underway! Bow Bridge will be temporarily closed for renovation from Nov. 27 through Jan. 2024. We’re replacing the wood decking to enhance the experience from one of the most beloved locations in the Park.
The bridge was used as a major entrance to the Ramble–one of our favorite spots to view fall foliage in the park–and also served as a connection to a path leading towards Bethesda Terrace.
Considering Bow Bridge is one of the park’s most iconic and photographed parts, we’ll be (im)patiently waiting for it to reopen.
In the meantime, Central Park’s Ramble can be accessed from the East and West Drives–West 77th, West 78th, East 74th, and East 78th. It can also be accessed from Belvedere Castle going south.
Central Park’s Bow Bridge will be closed Monday, November 27th, through January 2024.
Additional projects taking place throughout Central Park include:
- Restoration lawn work at Pilgrim Hill due to significant dog-related damage
- Portions of the Reservoir running track undergoing surface renovations (work will occur in phases through spring 2024)
- Parts of the Conservatory Garden undergoing ongoing restoration work (North Garden, allées in the Center Garden, and pergola in the Center Garden are currently closed)
More information regarding scheduled or weather-related park closures can be found here.