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Wawona Tunnel, Wawona Road through Turtleback Dome, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

Wawona Tunnel, Wawona Road through Turtleback Dome, Yosemite Village, Mariposa County, CA

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part of Yosemite National Park Roads and Bridges Recording Project, 1991; see HAER No. CA-117 for overview
Significance: The longest vehicular tunnel in the western United States at the time of construction, the Wawona Tunnel is significant for minimizing the negative effects of road construction on the Yosemite landscape.
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N93
Survey number: HAER CA-105
Building/structure dates: 1931- 1932 Initial Construction



Historic American Engineering Record, creator
Tolen, Harry S
Roach, T M
Bureau of Public Roads
Hewes, L E
Sweetser, C H
Brown, Levant
Goerig & Dahlberg Incorporated
Mather, Stephen
Thomsen, Charles Goff
Albright, Horace
Kittredge, F A
Wosky, John B
United Concrete Pipe Corporation
Ashe, S H
J Herman Company
Mine Safety Appliances
A C Goerig Company
W B Baker & Company Incorporated
City Improvements Incorporated
Ickes, Harold
Standard Oil Company
Roosevelt, Franklin
Peninsula Paving Company
Preston, John
Finley, Michael, sponsor
Cann, Kevin, sponsor
Gingles, John, sponsor
Croteau, Todd, field team project manager
Quin, Richard H, transmitter
Christianson, Justine, transmitter


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


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