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El Capitan Bridge, Spanning Merced River on El Capitan crossover road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

El Capitan Bridge, Spanning Merced River on El Capitan crossover road, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA



part of Yosemite National Park Roads and Bridges Recording Project, 1991; see HAER No. CA-117 for overview
Significance: El Capital Bridge exemplifies the National Park Service "rustic style" of architecture. The structure is of steel I-beam construction, but is clad in heavy redwood timbers which give the bridge the appearance of log construction.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N89
Survey number: HAER CA-101
Building/structure dates: 1932- 1933 Initial Construction
Building/structure dates: 1960 Subsequent Work
Building/structure dates: after. 1979- before. 1980 Subsequent Work



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Bureau of Public Roads
Sullivan & Sullivan
Kuckenberg & Whitman
Forsyth, William W
Kelly & Tipton
Roach, T M
Bethlehem Steel
McClintic-Marshall Company
Hammond Lumber Company
Thomson, Charles Goff
Emergency Conservation Works
Harm Brothers Construction Company
Croteau, Todd, field team project manager
Finley, Michael, sponsor
Cann, Kevin, sponsor
Gingles, John, sponsor
Quin, transmitter
Quin, Richard H, historian
Grogan, Brian C, photographer
Lesauter, Marie-Claude, delineator


Yosemite Village37.74273, -119.59870
Google Map of 37.7427271, -119.5986971


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