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Pohono Bridge

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Pohono Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2010

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BH Photo #164718

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Description 

Pohono Bridge exemplifies the National Park Service "rustic style" of architecture through its use of a stone veneer to conceal its reinforced concrete substructure.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Merced River on Valley Loop Road
Location
Mariposa County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1928
Builders
- George D. Whittle (Engineer - Buearu of Public Roads)
- Rocca & Caletti of San Francisco, California. (Contractor)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 80.1 ft.
Total length: 131.9 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.71648, -119.66612   (decimal degrees)
37°42'59" N, 119°39'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/265002/4177704 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
El Capitan
Inventory number
BH 11102 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 5, 2013: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • February 1, 2012: HAER photos posted by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER CA-90 - Pohono Bridge, Spanning Merced River on Yosemite Valley Road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA