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Bridalveil Fall Bridge No. 2, Spanning Bridalveil Creek on carriage road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA



B&W Photos

HB136625
View Of North Face Showing Double Arch Construction.

HB136626
View Of South Face Showing Double Arch Construction.

HB136627
Construction Detail Sw Corner Showing Abutment.

HB136628
View Across Bridge Facing East.

HB136629
View Across Bridge Looking West

HB136630
Construction Detail, Center Pier.

HB136631
Construction Detail, Ne Corner.


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Bridalveil Creek on carriage road, Yosemite Village, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-92
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N80).
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.

Subjects
Pedestrian Bridges
Concrete Arch Bridges
Transportation


Related Names
Parlier, Oscar
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer
Quin, Richard H., Historian
Lesauteur, Marie-Claude, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF NORTH FACE SHOWING DOUBLE ARCH CONSTRUCTION.
2. VIEW OF SOUTH FACE SHOWING DOUBLE ARCH CONSTRUCTION.
3. CONSTRUCTION DETAIL SW CORNER SHOWING ABUTMENT.
4. VIEW ACROSS BRIDGE FACING EAST.
5. VIEW ACROSS BRIDGE LOOKING WEST. NOTE DRILL HOLES ON NE END STONE.
6. CONSTRUCTION DETAIL, CENTER PIER.
7. CONSTRUCTION DETAIL, NE CORNER.


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