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El Capitan Bridge, Spanning Merced River on El Capitan crossover road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA



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B&W Photos

HB137023
Long View Of South Face

HB137024
Substructure Detail Of South Face Facing West Across El Capitan Meadow With Cathedral Rock In Distance.


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Merced River on El Capitan crossover road, Yosemite Village, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-101
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N89).
Building/structure dates: 1932 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1979 subsequent work
Significance: El Capital Bridge exemplifies the National Park Service "rustic style" of architecture. The structure is of steel I-beam construction, but is clad in heavy redwood timbers which give the bridge the appearance of log construction.

Subjects
Girder Bridges
Transportation
Vehicular Bridges


Related Names
Bureau Of Public Roads
Sullivan & Sullivan
Kuckenberg & Whitman
Forsyth, Maj. William W.
Kelly & Tipton
Roach, T. M.
Quin, Richard H., Historian
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer
Lesauter, Marie-Claude, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. LONG VIEW OF SOUTH FACE. BASE OF EL CAPITAN IN BACKGROUND.
2. SUBSTRUCTURE DETAIL OF SOUTH FACE FACING WEST ACROSS EL CAPITAN MEADOW WITH CATHEDRAL ROCK IN DISTANCE.
3. VIEW FROM EAST BANK OF SOUTH FACE SHOWING STONE PIERS AND LOG FACINGS.
4. SUBSTRUCTURE VIEW SHOWING STONE PIERS AND STEEL GIRDER CONSTRUCTION.
5. STONE ABUTMENT AND METAL RAILING AT NW CORNER.
6. VIEW OF METAL RAILING ON NORTH SIDE OF BRIDGE.
7. FACING SE ACROSS BRIDGE.
8. VIEW OF SOUTH FACE FROM WEST BANK.
9. SUBSTRUCTURE VIEW SHOWING PIERS AND GIRDERS WITH TIMBERS AND WOOD DECKING.
10. NORTH FACE OF BRIDGE WITH CATHEDRAL ROCKS IN BACKGROUND.


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