Tamarack Creek Bridge, Spanning Tamarack Creek on New Big Oak Flat Road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA
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Spanning Tamarack Creek on New Big Oak Flat Road, Yosemite Village, CA
Find maps of Yosemite Village, CA
Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CA-84
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N73).
Building/structure dates: 1938 initial construction
Significance: Tamarack Creek Bridge and nearby spans over Cascade 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.
Concrete Arch Bridges
Public Roads Administration
Schimberg, A. W.
Bureau Of Public Roads
Soule Steel Company
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer
Quin, Richard H., Historian
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. VIEW OF SOUTH ELEVATION & SUBSTRUCTURE FACING NORTHWEST
2. VARIATION OF NO. 1
3. FACING SOUTHEEAST; VISIBLE ARE SIDEWALK, RAILINGS AND BRIDGE NAME PLATE.
4. FACING NORTHWEST ACROSS BRIDGE SHOWING ENTRANCE TO PARKING AREA BETWEEN TAMARACK AND CASCADE CREEK BRIDGES. POST TO LOWER LEFT, 'B2', IS A MARKER FOR A SELF-GUIDED ROAD TOUR TO PARK.
5. VIEW FROM BELOW OF SOUTH ELEVATION AND SUBSTRUCTURE CROSSING TAMARACK CREEK.
6. VIEW OF RAILINGS AND ROAD FROM NORTHWEST CORNER.
7. BENEATH BRIDGE, VIEW OF ARCHES AND SUBSTRUCTURE.
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