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Happy Isles Bridge

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Happy Isles Loop Bridge

Happy Isles Loop Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews on February 4, 2007

BH Photo #112747

Map 

Description 

The Happy Isles Bridge exemplifies the National Park Service "rustic style" of architecture.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Merced River on Happy Isles Loop. Located near Happy Isles Nature Center and trail to Vernal and Nevada Falls.
Location
Mariposa County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1929
Builder
- Schuler and McDonald (Contractor)
Design
Concrete and stone closed spandrel arch
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 75.1 ft.
Total length: 168.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.73252, -119.55849   (decimal degrees)
37°43'57" N, 119°33'31" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/274539/4179220 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Half Dome
Inventory number
BH 11100 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2012: HAER photos posted by Michael Goff
  • May 9, 2010: New photos from Craig Philpott
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected GPS data
  • March 5, 2008: Updated by Larry Matthews

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