West Face From South Bank Of Merced River. Half Dome In Background
Photo taken for the Historic American Engineering Record
View photos at Library of Congress
BH Photo #224351
Sentinel Bridge was the oldest surviving Merced River bridge in Yosemite National Park; it originally carried the main traffic load over the river at the site of the Old Yosemite Village, once the center of activity in the Valley.
-- Historic American Engineering Record
- Lost Concrete deck girder bridge over Merced River on Sentinel Drive
- Mariposa County, California
- Replaced by new bridge
- Built 1918-19, Widened 1960, Replaced 1994
- - Gutleben Brothers Bridge Co. of San Francisco, California (Contractor)
- Jack Campbell (1960 - Widening Contractor)
- Concrete deck girder
Length of largest span: 46.8 ft.
Total length: 94.3 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
- Also called
- Merced River Bridge
- Approximate latitude, longitude
- +37.74306, -119.58972 (decimal degrees)
37°44'35" N, 119°35'23" W (degrees°minutes'seconds")
- Approximate UTM coordinates
- 11/271818/4180464 (zone/easting/northing)
- Quadrangle map:
- Half Dome
- Inventory number
- BH 51161 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
- September 30, 2016: New photo from Dave King
- February 2, 2012: Added by Michael Goff
- Mike Goff - michael [dot] goff [at] hotmail [dot] com
- HAER CA-94 - Sentinel Bridge, Spanning Merced River on Sentinel Bridge Crossover Road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA
- Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com