Huddlestone Arch is considered by many to be the most picturesque of Central Park’s arches.
It’s also a marvel of engineering and construction: Built entirely of huge, uncut boulders, the Calvert Vaux-designed arch has stood since 1866 without the use of mortar or other binding material. Only gravitation and friction hold together the wedged stones – one of which is said to weigh 100 tons. Surprisingly sturdy, the arch actually supports traffic over the Loch to the East Drive. In fact, Huddlestone has withstood traffic changes from carriages to automobiles without ever needing repair.