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Bridalveil Fall Bridge No. 3, Spanning Bridalveil Creek on carriage road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA



B&W Photos

HB136665
View Looking West Showing North Face, Walkway And Steps.

HB136666
Construction Detail Nw Corner.

HB136667
View Of North Face Of Bridge

HB136668
Construction Detail, Sw Corner, Showing Retaining Wall, Bridge Wall And Erosion On Road Surface.

HB136669
Bridge Detail And Bridalveil Falls.


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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-93
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N81).
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
Quin, Richard H., Historian
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW LOOKING WEST SHOWING NORTH FACE, WALKWAY AND STEPS.
2. CONSTRUCTION DETAIL NW CORNER.
3. VIEW OF NORTH FACE OF BRIDGE
4. CONSTRUCTION DETAIL, SW CORNER, SHOWING RETAINING WALL, BRIDGE WALL AND EROSION ON ROAD SURFACE.
5. BRIDGE DETAIL AND BRIDALVEIL FALLS.


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