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Sentinel Bridge, Spanning Merced River on Sentinel Bridge Crossover, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA



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Location
Spanning Merced River on Sentinel Bridge Crossover, Yosemite Village, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CA-94
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N82; N829).
Building/structure dates: 1918 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1993 demolished
Significance: Sentinel Bridge is the oldest surviving Merced River bridge in Yosemite National Park; it originally carried the main traffic load over the river at the site of the Old Yosemite Village, once the center of activity in the Valley.

Subjects
Concrete Arch Bridges
Transportation
Tourism


Related Names
Gutleben Brothers
Hite, Gustavus Adolphus
Hutchings, James Mason
Forsyth, Maj. William W.
Lewis, Supt. Washington B.
Olmsted, Frederick Law
Grogan, Brian, Photographer
Quin, Richard H., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WEST FACE FROM SOUTH BANK OF MERCED RIVER. HALF DOME IN BACKGROUND.
2. EAST FACE OF BRIDGE FROM SOUTH BANK OF RIVER.
3. CONSTRUCTION DETAIL. PIER NW CORNER.
4. SUBSTRUCTURE VIEW OF WEST FACE.
5. VIEW FACING SOUTH ACROSS BRIDGE AT SENTINEL ROCK.
6. SUBSTRUCTURE VIEW OF NORTHEAST CORNER.
7. CONSTRUCTION DETAIL. PIER AT NW SIDE OF BRIDGE.


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