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Wawona Covered Bridge 05-22-01

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Wawona Bridge

Wawona Bridge

Photo taken by Larry Matthews, February 5, 2007

BH Photo #112745

Map 

Description 

Internet link to history and restoration. http://www.yosemite.ca.us/pioneer-yosemite-history-center/19...

Facts 

Overview
Covered Queen-post truss bridge over South Fork of Merced River
Location
Mariposa County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built in 1878 this bridge is located in the south part of Yosemite National Park. Just down the hill from historic Wawona Hotel.
Builders
- Galen Clark (Original Builder)
- Glen M. Gordo (1956-57 Reconstruction Contractor)
- Henry Washburn (1877-78 Reconstruction Builder)
Design
Modified covered Queen-post through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 106.0 ft.
Total length: 130.0 ft.
Deck width: 16.3 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 13.5 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+37.53858, -119.65600   (decimal degrees)
37°32'19" N, 119°39'22" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/265335/4157937 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Wawona
Inventory number
BH 36349 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • June 5, 2013: Updated by Craig Philpott: corrected location
  • February 4, 2012: HAER photos posted by Mike Goff
  • February 17, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected GPS data
  • February 14, 2010: New photo from Robert Stephenson
  • March 5, 2008: Updated by Larry Matthews

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