Clark's Bridge, Spanning Merced River on Service road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA
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Spanning Merced River on Service road, Yosemite Village, CA
Find maps of Yosemite Village, CA
Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CA-96
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N830; N84).
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
Significance: The single-span Clark's Bridge exemplifies the so-called National Park Service "rustic style" of architecture. The third bridge on the site, the semi-elliptical arch utilizes reinforced concrete in its construction, but its granite arch and facing make it appear to be of rough stone construction.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Whittle, George D.
Rocca & Caletti
Bureau Of Public Roads
Vint, Thomas C.
Morgan, Nathan W.
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer
Quin, Richard H., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW FACING WEST FROM THE BRIDGE AT MERCED RIVER AND YOSEMITE FALLS IN DISTANCE.
2. VIEW OF EAST FACE FROM NORTH BANK.
3. WEST FACE OF BRIDGE FROM SOUTH BANK WITH HALF DOME IN BACKGROUND.
4. EQUESTRIAN PORTAL AT NE CORNER OF BRIDGE.
5. VIEW FROM MIDDLE OF BRIDGE FACING NE AT ENTRANCE TOWARD STABLES AND HALF DOME.
6. DISTANT VIEW OF WEST FACE FROM NORTH BANK OF MERCED RIVER.
7. CONSTRUCTION DETAILS AND EQUESTRIAN PORTAL AT SW CORNER.
8. ARCH OF EAST FACE OF BRIDGE VIEWED FROM NORTH BANK.
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