Yosemite Park Icon Bridalveil Fall to Get $13M Upgrade - NBC Bay Area

Yosemite Park Icon Bridalveil Fall to Get $13M Upgrade

Construction is expected to start in the fall and finish in 2020

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    Yosemite Park Icon Bridalveil Fall to Get $13M Upgrade
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    Bridalveil falls in Yosemite National Park on a rainy day, in late Spring when snow melt causes the falls to surge, with trees visible in the foreground, Yosemite Valley, California, 2016.

    A Yosemite National Park landmark is set to get a $13 million upgrade.

    Park officials are putting the final touches on a restoration plan for the base of Bridalveil Fall, the first waterfall that many visitors see when entering Yosemite Valley.

    The plan calls for replacing pit toilets with modern flush toilets, expanding the parking lot and installing interpretive signs and wider hiking trails with wooden boardwalks.

    Construction is expected to start in the fall and finish in 2020.

    The project will be funded by a federal grant with matching funds from a nonprofit group, the Yosemite Conservancy.

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