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One of the prettiest National Parks I've ever seen anywhere. Ansel Adams brought this location to world attention. There is a waterfall at left above the pine trees & redwoods, and the reflections in the tranquil Merced River were soothing. I've added a slight blue cyan tint to the white sky. Taken with my old film camera. I think this is the Stoneman Bridge built in 1933. It looks very similar to the Clark Bridge.

"The Stoneman Bridge (1933) resembles the Clark and Happy Isles bridges, with a 72-foot (22 m) main span carrying a 27-foot (8.2 m) road and two 6-foot (1.8 m) sidewalks. The equestrian subways in the abutments were slightly enlarged in width to 8.5 feet (2.6 m) and were extended out from the surface of the wing walls for greater emphasis. It is located at the Camp Curry intersection. Cost was $71,675.08.[2] The bridge replaced a wooden bridge that had carried the former "Royal Arch Avenue" to the Stoneman Hotel, which had been demolished by the 1920s. Construction on the bridge was built by Sullivan and Sullivan of Oakland, California, but was terminated when the Bureau of Public Roads lost confidence in the contractor's ability to carry out the work. The bridge was completed by the Portland, Oregon firm of Kueckenberg & Wittman."
This is a link to Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosemite_Valley_Bridges

"The Merced River (pronounced "mer-SED") is in California. Its headwaters are in the southern half of Yosemite National Park. The river flows into Yosemite Valley. Much of the water is stored behind the New Exchequer dam in Lake McClure, and diverted by the Merced Irrigation District at the Crocker-Huffman diversion dam. The remainder of the water flows southwest through foothills, and then across the San Joaquin Valley to join the San Joaquin River."

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merced_River

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Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9793 W: 991 N: 18550] (94348)
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