Wildcat Creek Bridge
View across bridge from northwest corner
BH Photo #165068
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
- Concrete arch bridge over Wildcat Creek on Big Oak Flat Road in Yosemite National Park
- Mariposa County, California
- Open to traffic
- Built 1939
- - 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)
- Open spandrel concrete deck arch
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)
- 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
- 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