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



B&W Photos

HB136297
View Of South Elevation & Substructure Facing Northwest

HB136298
Variation Of No

HB136299
Facing Southeeast; Visible Are Sidewalk, Railings And Bridge Name Plate.

HB136300
Facing Northwest Across Bridge Showing Entrance To Parking Area Between Tamarack And Cascade Creek Bridges

HB136301
View From Below Of South Elevation And Substructure Crossing Tamarack Creek.

HB136302
View Of Railings And Road From Northwest Corner.

HB136303
Beneath Bridge, View Of Arches And Substructure.


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Item Title


Location
Spanning Tamarack 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-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.

Subjects
Recreation
Concrete Arch Bridges
Tourism


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


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
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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