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Clover Creek Bridge

Photos 

Clover Creek Bridge, South Elevation, Facing North

Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #224837

Map 

Street View 

Description 

The Clover Creek Bridge was an important link of the Generals Highway allowing for construction to continue to the General Grant Tree, creating a continuous loop connecting Sequoia National Park with General Grant National Park in 1935. The concrete arch bridge with masonry facade is a good surviving example of National Park Service rustic aesthetic.

-- Historic American Engineering Record

Facts 

Overview
Concrete arch bridge over Clover Creek on Generals Highway
Location
Tulare County, California
Status
Open
History
Built 1930-31
Builders
- Eric E. Erhart (Resident Engineer - Bureau of Public Roads)
- John B. Wosky (Architect - National Parks Service)
- W. A. Bechtel Co. of San Francisco, California (Contractor)
Design
Closed-spandrel arch
Dimensions
Span length: 89.9 ft.
Total length: 89.9 ft.
Deck width: 29.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+36.60715, -118.74717   (decimal degrees)
36°36'26" N, 118°44'50" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/343740/4052715 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Lodgepole
Inventory number
BH 11699 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection (as of 09/1999)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Appraisal: Not deficient
Sufficiency rating: 77.0 (out of 100)
Average daily traffic (as of 1997)
900

Update Log 

  • March 20, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected GPS data added street view

Sources 

  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • HAER CA-140-B - Generals Highway, Clover Creek Bridge, Spanning Clover Creek on Generals Highway, approximately 22 miles northeast of Ash Mountain Entrance, Three Rivers, Tulare County, CA
  • HAER CA-140 - Generals Highway, Three Rivers, Tulare County, CA