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Ahwahnee Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

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BH Photo #251884

Map 

Description 

The only triple-arched masonry bridge in Yosemite Valley, the Ahwahnee Bridge is characteristic of the National Park Service's "rustic style" of architecture.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Merced River on Mirror Lake Trail
Location
Mariposa County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians/bicyclists only
History
Built 1928
Design
Three-span closed-spandrel arch with stone facing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 42.0 ft.
Total length: 133.9 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.74408, -119.57319   (decimal degrees)
37°44'39" N, 119°34'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/273278/4180538 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Half Dome
Inventory numbers
CA 40U-18 (California bridge number)
BH 55938 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 08/1988)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 97.0 (out of 100)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2013: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER CA-100 - Ahwahnee Bridge, Spanning Merced River on service road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA