National Register of Historic Places in Mariposa County, California

Pohono Bridge in Yosemite Valley
19 December 2006
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National Register #77000160
Yosemite Valley Bridges
Merced River and Yosemite Creek and Tenaya Creek
Yosemite National Park
Built 1921-1933

There are eight granite-faced, concrete arch road bridges on the valley floor. Thay were constructed between 1921 and 1933, vith five built in 1928.

The bridges are similar in design, but vary in size and cunfiguration. All bridges are constructed of reinforced concrete in the form of a sent elliptical or three-centercd arch. The concrete is veneered with rough quarried, rock-raced granite which is laid in an uncoursed rubble bond. Thb bridges feature finely cut, rock-faced voussoirs and keystones.

Six bridges span the Merced River, one spans Yosemite Creek and one spans Tenaya Creek.

Name Year Address Remarks Sort Address Sort Name
Yosemite Creek Bridge1922Yosemite Creek Bridge
Ahwahnee Bridge1928Ahwahnee Bridge
Clark Bridge1928Clark Bridge
Pohono Bridge1928Pohono Bridge
Sugar Pine Bridge1928Sugar Pine Bridge
Tenaya Bridge1928Tenaya Bridge
Happy Isles Bridge1929Happy Isles Bridge
Stonemean Bridge1933Stonemean Bridge
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