Located east of the West Drive at 62nd
Street, stands the elegant Pine Bank Bridge,
the most well known of all the bridges in
It is the only cast-iron bridge that still remains
over the bridle path near the Heckscher
Playground. Two other cast-iron bridges
over the bridle path were unfortunately
eliminated during its expansion in the 1930s.
Nestled between two natural rock outcroppings
it has two shaped concrete structures with
four posts on both ends of the bridge.
Take a stroll along the wood walkway to observe
the beauty of its ornate cast-iron handrail,
featuring intricate latticework in a Gothic
influenced style. In 1984, the Pine Bank Bridge
was restored by the Parks Department.
The planting of white pine on the east side
of the bridge was added as part of the