Lodge Pole Bridge
The Marble Fork Bridge was an important link of the Generals Highway allowing for the road construction to continue to the General Grant Tree, creating a continuous loop connecting Sequoia and General Grant national parks in 1935. The concrete arch bridge with masonry facade is a good surviving example of the park service rustic aesthetic.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Concrete arch bridge over Marble Fork Kaweah River on Generals Highway
- Tulare County, California
- Open to traffic
- Built 1930
- - Eric E. Erhart (Resident Engineer - Bureau of Public Roads)
- John B. Wosky (Architect - National Parks Service)
- W. A. Bechtel Co. (Contractor)
- Concrete closed-spandrel arch with stone facade
Span length: 44.9 ft.
Total length: 44.9 ft.
Deck width: 25.6 ft.
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +36.60472, -118.73417 (decimal degrees)
36°36'17" N, 118°44'03" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 11/344898/4052424 (zone/easting/northing)
- USGS topographic map
- Inventory number
- BH 11704 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- Inspection (as of 07/2011)
- Superstructure condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Satisfactory (6 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 53.4 (out of 100)
- Average daily traffic (as of 2007)
- February 6, 2012: HAER photos posted by Mike Goff
- March 20, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Added street view
- Craig Philpott - cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu
- Wikipedia - Generals Highway stone bridges
- HAER CA-140-A - Generals Highway, Lodge Pole Bridge, Spanning Marble Fork of Kaweah River, approximately 21 miles northwest of Ash Mountain Entrance, Three Rivers, Tulare County, CA