Oak Bridge: W77
Designer: Calvert Vaux 1824-1895
Spanning the narrow inlet of the Lake at its far northern boundary where it leads into a small bay called Bank Rock Bay . Oak Bridge is an important restoration of the original forming a link at this part of Central Park to the Ramble since there is no other way to enter the wooded area at this location. Covered with green algae in the summer the Bay is a favorite spot for bird watchers who find interesting species to study from this perch above the marshy waters. Like the original the current restoration has an elegant design made of white oak and cast iron. With the floorboards made of yellow pine the bridge is a stunning representation and a highlight of park attractions.