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Clark's Bridge

Photos 

West Face Of Bridge From South Bank With Half Dome In Background

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #224374

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The single-span Clark's Bridge exemplifies the so-called National Park Service "rustic style" of architecture. The third bridge on the site, the semi-elliptical arch utilizes reinforced concrete in its construction, but its granite arch and facing make it appear to be of rough stone construction.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Merced River on Curry Stables 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)
- Thomas C. Vint (Architect - National Parks Service)
Design
Closed spandrel concrete arch with a stone facade
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 76.1 ft.
Total length: 158.1 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.73959, -119.56482   (decimal degrees)
37°44'23" N, 119°33'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/274002/4180019 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Half Dome
Inventory number
BH 11104 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2014)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 74.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
100

Update Log 

  • November 19, 2011: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • May 9, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected name and location

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER CA-96 - Clark's Bridge, Spanning Merced River on Service road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA