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Sugar Pine Bridge

Photos 

Facing West Across Bridge

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #251873

Map 

Description 

The National Park Service replaced bridges in Yosemite Valley with a series of rustic structures designed to harmonize with the landscape. Sugar Pine Bridge is a good example; the bridge's reinforced concrete arch is disguised by a veneer of native granite, making the bridge appear to be rough stone construction.

-- 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
Closed-spandrel arch with stone facing
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 106.0 ft.
Total length: 105.0 ft.
Deck width: 26.9 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.74435, -119.56994   (decimal degrees)
37°44'40" N, 119°34'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/273565/4180560 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Half Dome
Inventory numbers
CA 40U-19 (California bridge number)
BH 55937 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 30, 2013: Added by James Baughn

Sources 

  • HAER CA-99 - Sugar Pine Bridge, Spanning Merced River on service road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA