[Constructed 1862-1863] Designers: Calvert Vaux 1824-1895 & Jacob Wrey Mould 1825-1886 • England
Architectural Highlights Dimensions: Length - 71 feet:
Height - 9 feet 2 inches. Passageway: Length - 17 feet 5 inches. Revetment (surface): Rough stone from
the Hudson River Valley is wedged into a
segmented pattern that borders the
semicircular archway. Railing: Length - 50 feet 8 inches
cast-iron on south side. Interior: Lined with red brick.
Central Park visitors run, skate, bike and ride
horses over the Springbanks Arch, yet
seldom have ever entered its gateway.
This obscure arch connects the North Meadow to the Ravine.
The path that leads to the arch from within the
Ravine is narrow and broken down,
making it difficult to locate. On the
North Meadow side, a short flight of jagged steps leads from its underpass to its spectacular expansive landscape.