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Bridalveil Creek Bridge

Photos 

Retaining Wall North Side Of Road Between Bridges #2 & #1, Facing West At #1

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #224421

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Bridalveil Creek Bridge is one of two "rustic style" park bridges which appear to be of log construction. Actually, the structure has a steel I-beam and reinforced concrete deck, and the logs only form the sides of the bridge and the guard rail. The design harmonizes well with the montane forest setting.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Bridalveil Creek on Glacier Point Road
Location
Mariposa County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1933
Design
Steel stringer with log facing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 32.2 ft.
Total length: 35.1 ft.
Deck width: 25.3 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.66639, -119.61611   (decimal degrees)
37°39'59" N, 119°36'58" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/269255/4172021 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Half Dome
Inventory number
BH 51164 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 07/2014)
Deck condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 62.2 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
1,142

Update Log 

  • June 5, 2013: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • February 2, 2012: Added by Michael Goff

Sources 

  • Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • HAER CA-103 - Bridalveil Creek Bridge, Spanning Bridalveil Creek on Glacier Point Road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com