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Marble Fork Bridge, Spanning Marble Fork of Kaweah River on Crystal Ca, Three Rivers, Tulare County, CA
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Spanning Marble Fork of Kaweah River on Crystal Ca, Three Rivers vicinity, CA
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Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CA-141
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N211).
Building/structure dates: 1919 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1929 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1934 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1993 demolished
Significance: The historic Marble Fork Bridge was an important link of the Giant Forest Road, or Crystal Cave Road, allowing for the extension of the Colony Mill Road to the Giant Forest. The bridge underwent a unique transformation from a log and concrete structure to a structure entirely of steel and concrete, abandoning the bridge's original rustic appearance and character.
Steel Truss Bridges
Goodwin, George E.
Vint, Thomas C.
McKnight, R. W.
Judson Pacific Company
Slattery, Christina, Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
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