Bridge No. 24
One of the oldest examples of cast iron bridges in America, Bridge No. 24 is located near the south gate house of the Reservoir and spans the Bridle Path. It was restored by the Central Park Conservancy in 1989, and again in 2012.
Bridge No. 24 was originally designed to permit pedestrians to stroll through this area of the Park without having to encounter any of the equestrian traffic on the Bridal Path below. Today it is a favorite spot for runners to warm up due to its proximity to the Reservoir running track.
Engraved Paving Stones
As you walk up the stairs towards Bridge No. 24, you will notice engraved granite paving stones along the path. This area is called Gilder Run, named after one of the Central Park Conservancy founders, Richard Gilder. Endow a stone on Gilder Run to commemorate a loved one, memory, or special occasion, and it will become part of the landscape in perpetuity.