Bridalveil Fall Bridge No. 1, Spanning Bridalveil Creek on carriage road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA
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Spanning Bridalveil Creek on carriage road, Yosemite Village, CA
Find maps of Yosemite Village, CA
Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CA-91
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N79).
Building/structure dates: 1913 initial construction
Significance: The three Bridalveil Fall bridges are the only surviving road bridges in the park dating to the administration by the U.S. Cavalry from 1890-1914. They also represent the first use of reinforced concrete in bridge construction in the park.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Quin, Richard H., Historian
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW OF NORTH FACE OF BRIDGE.
2. RETAINING WALL NORTH SIDE OF ROAD BETWEEN BRIDGES #2 & #1, FACING WEST AT #1.
3. ARCH AND CONSTRUCTION DETAIL, LOOKING WEST ALONG NORTH FACE.
4. FACING EAST ACROSS BRIDGE #1 TOWARDS BRIDGE #2.
5. VIEW OF SOUTH FACE. NOTE MISSING END STONES ON SOUTH WALL.
6. LONGER VIEW OF SOUTH FACE SHOWING APPROACHES AND LANDSCAPE.
7. CONSTRUCTION DETAIL SE CORNER.
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