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Stoneman Bridge & Half Dome

The Stoneman Bridge (originally built in 1933) replaced a wooden bridge that had carried the former "Royal Arch Avenue" to the Stoneman Hotel, which had been demolished by the 1920s. This photo provides a fisheye view of Half Dome, as seen by brown trout during their afternoon commute. Construction on the bridge was started 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.

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