Bridges in Yosemite National Park

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Bridges in Yosemite National Park

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  • PacificNWFamily
    Washington State96,407 contributions
    This bridge is good to walk through, to ride the stagecoach through, or to photgraph from outside. It's a classic.

    Note that if you don't want to walk in horse droppings, walk in the narrow side section.
    Written 17 June 2022
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  • DPMALLIC
    London, UK2,298 contributions
    Sentinel Bridge is located just after the Yosemite Chapel. We had an excellent view of Half Dome reflected on the Merced River. The location is excellent for photo shoot.
    Written 10 September 2018
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  • PacificNWFamily
    Washington State96,407 contributions
    Sometimes I see photographers on the south side of this bridge, but there were only drivers & cars during my June visit. This is busy bridge connecting the two sides of the Valley and is a worthwhile stop.
    Written 16 June 2019
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  • Joseph Robba
    Charlotte, NC2,151 contributions
    The area near the bridge was a great one for walking the rivers edge, and letting the kids get their feet wet in the River and skip some stones. Nice place to take it slow.
    Written 10 October 2020
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  • BradJill
    Hong Kong, China149,347 contributions
    This refers to the eight bridges that cross over the Merced Bridges and other feeder creeks in the Yosemite Valley. Constructed between 1921 and 1933, the bridges are concrete arch bridges with stone cladding and can be described as National Park Rustic style.

    You'll find the bridges on maps of the Yosemite Valley or just look out for them as you drive and walk through the valley along the Merced River. They are beautifully set amongst the trees and riverside environs and easy to enjoy. The Yosemite bridges were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
    Written 20 May 2019
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  • John O
    Los Angeles, CA1,070 contributions
    This is a classic old bridge over the Merced River that is close to Curry Village. Not worth going out of your way but it is beautiful like everything else in the Valley.
    Written 12 June 2019
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  • ELKW
    United States11,537 contributions
    it's a nice walk in the Happy isles, there is bridge, you may walk on it. the trail there is a leisure walk, you can use stroller as well.
    Written 10 May 2020
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  • Gonen2014
    Haifa, Israel3,921 contributions
    The upper part of the bridge is made out of wood (with a metal frame), and the simple bridge blends very well with the surrounding nature: the blue and white water, the black rocks, and the green trees. immediately west of the bridge the Mist Trail meets the John Muir Trail to Nevada Fall. If you want to visit both falls, it's advisable to continue on the Mist Trail, and use John Muir Trail on your way back from Nevada Fall.
    Written 27 November 2019
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  • AVNISH SINGH
    Bengaluru, India316 contributions
    Sierra Point is of the best kept secret trails that tons of people know about in Yosemite. See 5 waterfalls from one lookout, 800 feet above the Mist Trail.

    The Sierra Point Trail has actually been around for over 100 years. It’s the very spot in which a very young Ansel Adam’s took his very first photos with his camera and decided he wanted to become a photographer. That was 1916.

    A chunk of the trail was taken out by a rockfall in the 1970s…which is why you won’t find it on any park map today. It’s still there and accessible if you know what you’re doing.

    The portion that was taken out my the slide is now a small scramble which even I could do…and I’m no mountain climber. Just make sure to read up on how to get there before you leave. It’s right off the Mist Trail and 800 feet in elevation. It took me a couple times to find the old trail but it was completely worth it.
    Written 26 July 2022
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