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Bridalveil Falls Bridge No. 1

Photos 

View Of North Face Of Bridge

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #225069

Map 

Description 

The three Bridalveil Fall bridges are the only surviving road bridges in the park dating to the administration by the U.S. Cavalry from 1890-1914. They also represent the first use of reinforced concrete in bridge construction in the park.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Closed-spandrel arch bridge over Bridalveil Creek on Park Path
Location
Mariposa County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1913
Builder
- Oscar Parlier (Contractor)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch with stone facade
Dimensions
Span length: 20.0 ft.
Total length: 20.0 ft.
Deck width: 18.0 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.71745, -119.65003   (decimal degrees)
37°43'03" N, 119°39'00" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/266423/4177772 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
El Capitan
Inventory number
BH 51236 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 9, 2012: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER CA-91 - Bridalveil Fall Bridge No. 1, Spanning Bridalveil Creek on carriage road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA