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Cascade Creek Bridge, Spanning Cascade Creek on New Big Oak Flat Road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB136342
View Of Elevation Face Of Bridge And Creek From Below.

HB136343
Looking East At Parking Area Between Tamarack And Cascade Creek Bridges

HB136344
View Looking South Southwest At North Elevation Of Bridge.

HB136345
View Of Arches And Substructure, North Elevation.

HB136346
View Of Upper And Lower Cascade Bridges And Cascade Creek From 100 Yards West Of The Rostrum (rock Formation On South Side Of Merced River)

HB136347
Substructure View, Facing West Elevation Of Bridge.

HB136348
Railings, Road Surface, Substructure And North Elevation From Northwest Corner.

HB136349
Southeast Corner Construction Detail, Looking Northwest.

HB136350
Facing East Across Bridge From Northwest Corner

HB136351
Northeast Corner Construction Detail, View Of Sidewalk

HB136352
Substructure Construction Details, East End Of Bridge.


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Cascade Creek on New Big Oak Flat Road, Yosemite Village, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-85
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N74; N824).
Building/structure dates: 1938 initial construction
Significance: Cascade Creek Bridge and nearby spans over Tamarack and Wildcat creeks mark a departure from the "Rustic Style" bridges completed over the previous two decades elsewhere in Yosemite. The reinforced concrete open spandrel arch bridges carry the New Big Oak Flat Road over the three creeks as they tumble in steep cascades, and takes full advantage of the scenic potential. The graceful bridges are unobtrusive and harmonize with the surrounding landscape; their stream-lined look also reflects modern bridge design, as structures were planned for higher-speed travel.

Subjects
Concrete Arch Bridges
Transportation
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Public Roads Administration
Rocca, John
Schimberg, A. W.
McDonald & Fealy
Soule Steel Company
Quin, Richard H., Historian
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF ELEVATION FACE OF BRIDGE AND CREEK FROM BELOW.
2. LOOKING EAST AT PARKING AREA BETWEEN TAMARACK AND CASCADE CREEK BRIDGES. RAILING AT RIGHT EDGE IS THE EAST END OF TAMARACK BRIDGE.
3. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH SOUTHWEST AT NORTH ELEVATION OF BRIDGE.
4. VIEW OF ARCHES AND SUBSTRUCTURE, NORTH ELEVATION.
5. VIEW OF UPPER AND LOWER CASCADE BRIDGES AND CASCADE CREEK FROM 100 YARDS WEST OF THE ROSTRUM (ROCK FORMATION ON SOUTH SIDE OF MERCED RIVER). HIGHWAY 140 IS AT BOTTOM OF FRAME. HIGHWAY 120, THE BIG OAK FLAT ROAD CROSSES FRAME JUST ABOVE CENTER.
6. SUBSTRUCTURE VIEW, FACING WEST ELEVATION OF BRIDGE.
7. RAILINGS, ROAD SURFACE, SUBSTRUCTURE AND NORTH ELEVATION FROM NORTHWEST CORNER.
8. SOUTHEAST CORNER CONSTRUCTION DETAIL, LOOKING NORTHWEST.
9. FACING EAST ACROSS BRIDGE FROM NORTHWEST CORNER. SAME CAMERA POSITION AS CA-84-4.
10. NORTHEAST CORNER CONSTRUCTION DETAIL, VIEW OF SIDEWALK. TAMARACK BRIDGE IN LEFT REAR.
11. SUBSTRUCTURE CONSTRUCTION DETAILS, EAST END OF BRIDGE.


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