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Wawona Covered Bridge, Spanning South Fork Merced River on service road, Wawona, Mariposa County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB137256
East Face Facing Downstream On South Fork Of Merced River.

HB137257
North End And West Elevation Of Bridge.

HB137258
North End And East Face With Approach To Bridge.

HB137259
Substructure And West Face With Stone Pier And Abutment At South End.

HB137260
Construction Detail Of Bridge Substructure.

HB137261
View Facing Upstream At West Elevation.

HB137262
Interior View Of Construction Details, Facing South.

HB137263
South End And Partial View Of West Face Showing Stone Pier And Abutment.

HB137264
Face On View Of South End Through Bridge.

HB137265
Oblique View Of East Elevation Facing North Showing Board Construction Details.

HB137266
View Of North End Of West Elevation Showing Stone Pier And Abutment.

HB137267
North End And West Elevation Of Bridge.

HB137268
Interior View Of Construction Detail Along East Wall.

HB137269
Interior View Of Construction Detail Of East Wall And Roof.

HB137270
Interior View Of Construction Detail In Rafters And Roof.


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Item Title


Location
Spanning South Fork Merced River on service road, Wawona, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-106
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N94).
Building/structure dates: 1868 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1875 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1956 subsequent work
Significance: The Wawona Covered Bridge is the oldest bridge in Yosemite National Park and a rare example of a covered bridge in a national park. It is significant as a rare reminder of pioneer forms of bridge construction.

Subjects
"Mission 66" Program
Covered Bridges
Pedestrian Bridges


Related Names
Clark, Galen
Washburn, Albert Henry
Cordero, F. P.
Preston, John
Merriam, Lawrence C.
Wirth, Conrad L.
Quin, Richard H., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EAST FACE FACING DOWNSTREAM ON SOUTH FORK OF MERCED RIVER.
2. NORTH END AND WEST ELEVATION OF BRIDGE.
3. NORTH END AND EAST FACE WITH APPROACH TO BRIDGE.
4. SUBSTRUCTURE AND WEST FACE WITH STONE PIER AND ABUTMENT AT SOUTH END.
5. CONSTRUCTION DETAIL OF BRIDGE SUBSTRUCTURE.
6. VIEW FACING UPSTREAM AT WEST ELEVATION.
7. INTERIOR VIEW OF CONSTRUCTION DETAILS, FACING SOUTH.
8. SOUTH END AND PARTIAL VIEW OF WEST FACE SHOWING STONE PIER AND ABUTMENT.
9. FACE ON VIEW OF SOUTH END THROUGH BRIDGE.
10. OBLIQUE VIEW OF EAST ELEVATION FACING NORTH SHOWING BOARD CONSTRUCTION DETAILS.
11. VIEW OF NORTH END OF WEST ELEVATION SHOWING STONE PIER AND ABUTMENT.
12. NORTH END AND WEST ELEVATION OF BRIDGE.
13. INTERIOR VIEW OF CONSTRUCTION DETAIL ALONG EAST WALL.
14. INTERIOR VIEW OF CONSTRUCTION DETAIL OF EAST WALL AND ROOF.
15. INTERIOR VIEW OF CONSTRUCTION DETAIL IN RAFTERS AND ROOF.


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