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6 of America’s Most Endangered Historic Places (Slideshow)

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6. Bridges of Yosemite Park

Stone bridge over the Merced River

In 1864, Yosemite National Park became the first park in the US devoted to the protection of natural scenery.

Three historic bridges built in 1928 to 1932 are iconic in their own right but are not included in a comprehensive management plan for the Merced River that the National Park Service is developing. Indeed, the bridges are under consideration to be removed and “face an uncertain future” — as do all of these historic US sites: While they are not as old as Athens’ Acropolis of China’s Great Wall, these sites figure importantly in American history and more than merit protection under the National Register of Historic Places.

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3:29AM PDT on Mar 12, 2013

Thanks but, when they get so run down and no one takes care of them they truly become a serious hazard and should be pulled down......"a picture is worth a thousand words" --- save the pictures of them!

2:30AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

Great post Kristina!!These are really an endangered historic places and these places should be preserved. Thank you for bringing an attention on such historical places. I was recently at Death Valley National Park and was a wonderful experience. We have to save such places which have added an importance in American history. There are plenty of good site which provides information on such historical heritage like http://www.historicalplacesinamerica.com/ .

2:44PM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

thanks

7:58AM PDT on Jun 11, 2012

We have to save these historic areas and protect other areas from urban and suburban sparwl. I was recently at Gettysburg and the wonderful battlefield at Cemetary Ridge is right next to a MacDonalds and other fast food places. It is a shame.

9:38AM PDT on Jun 9, 2012

thanks for sharing

5:20AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Thanks for the post!

3:06AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

Thanks.

1:12AM PDT on Jun 8, 2012

I love those historical buildings in south africa we don't have any so I just love to see them.

8:53PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

The bridges in Yosemite break my heart as do the post office buildings. I hope that all can be saved.

6:24PM PDT on Jun 7, 2012

Thanks for this article :( How can people not want to preserve these places?

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