Wildcat Creek Bridge, Spanning Wildcat Creek on New Big Oak Flat Road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA
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Spanning Wildcat Creek on New Big Oak Flat Road, Yosemite Village, CA
Find maps of Yosemite Village, CA
Documentation compiled after 1968.
Survey number HAER CA-83
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N72; N823).
Building/structure dates: 1938 initial construction
Significance: Wildcat Creek Bridge and nearby spans over Tamarack and Wildcat creeks mark a departure from the "Rustic Style" bridge 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.
McDonald & Fealy
Soule Steel Company
Quin, Richard H., Historian
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)
1. ARCHES, CONSTRUCTION DETAILS BENEATH WEST END OF BRIDGE.
2. NORTHWEST CORNER OF BRIDGE SHOWING RETAINING WALL.
3. SOUTH ELEVATION OF BRIDGE, FACING EAST.
4. VIEW OF WEST END OF BRIDGE FACING EAST.
5. ARCHES, CONSTRUCTION DETAILS, FACING EAST END OF BRIDGE.
6. VIEW ACROSS BRIDGE FROM NORTHWEST CORNER.
7. VIEW ACROSS BRIDGE FROM NORTHWEST CORNER WITH WIDE ANGLE LENS SHOWING BRIDGE IN LANDSCAPE.
8. FACING WEST ACROSS BRIDGE FROM NORTHEAST CORNER.
9. VIEW OF ARCHES AND SUBSTRUCTURE, SOUTH ELEVATION OF BRIDGE.
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