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Wildcat Creek Bridge

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Wildcat Creek

View across bridge from northwest corner

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Description 

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.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Wildcat Creek on Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park
Location
Mariposa County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1939
Builders
- A. W. Schimberg (Resident Engineer)
- John Rocca (Contractor)
- McDonald and Fealy (Sub-Contractor - Concrete Products)
- Rocca & Caletti of San Francisco, California. (Contractor)
- Soule Steel Co. (Sub-Contractor - Reinforcing Steel Supplier)
Design
Open spandrel concrete deck arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 107.0 ft.
Total length: 233.0 ft.
Deck width: 24.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.72527, -119.71798   (decimal degrees)
37°43'31" N, 119°43'05" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/260458/4178812 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
El Capitan
Inventory numbers
CA 40U-26 (California bridge number)
BH 11120 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 5, 2013: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • February 1, 2012: HAER photos posted by Michael Goff
  • May 12, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location added photos

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER CA-83 - Wildcat Creek Bridge, Spanning Wildcat Creek on New Big Oak Flat Road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA