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El Capitan Bridge

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El Capitan Bridge

Looking West

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in May 2010

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BH Photo #164715

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Description 

El Capital Bridge exemplifies the National Park Service "rustic style" of architecture. The structure is of steel I-beam construction, but is clad in heavy redwood timbers which give the bridge the appearance of log construction.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Steel stringer bridge over Merced River on El Capitan Crossover
Location
Mariposa County, California
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1933
Builders
- Kuckenberg & Wittman of Portland, Oregon (Contractor - Finished Contract)
- Sullivan & Sullivan (Contractor - Started and Lost Contract)
Design
Steel stringer with redwood log facing.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 125.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.72389, -119.63139   (decimal degrees)
37°43'26" N, 119°37'53" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/268086/4178440 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
El Capitan
Elevation
3943 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 45207 (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: Fair (5 out of 9)
Appraisal: Functionally obsolete
Sufficiency rating: 70.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
200

Update Log 

  • February 2, 2012: HAER photos posted by Michael Goff
  • November 19, 2011: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • May 9, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER CA-101 - El Capitan Bridge, Spanning Merced River on El Capitan crossover road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA