Glen Span Arch: W102
Calvert Vaux 1824-1895 &
Jacob Wrey Mould 1825-1886 • England
Length - 50 feet: Width - 16 feet:
Height - 18 feet 6 inches. The sidewalls on top are 65 feet long.
Light-gray gneiss in ashlar.
Boulder placement around the stone abutments adds to the rustic character of the arch. Within the archway are small hollowed grottoes.
The Glen Span Arch is the impressive gateway to the Ravine
. It is unquestionably one of the most interesting arches in Central Park.
The massive structure of the Glen Span Arch and the serene surroundings of the Ravine’s deep glen gracefully allow water from the Pool to flow under its archway linking it to the Loch as it travels to the far end of the Ravine
ending at the Huddlestone Arch
. The arch supports the West Drive above while a narrow footpath accompanies the water through its entranceway. A rock trail stretching from the north end of the Pool
winds down to the arch below. The steepFirst Cascade
to the west of the arch on its southern side creates a magical appeal as it pours over a rocky incline making it the tallest waterfall in the Park.