Sundial Bridge

Added on by suzy baur.

If you happen to be close to Redding CA, make sure to take a breather and go for a stroll across the Sacramento River on the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay. 

Designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava (born 1951), the bridge took eleven years to built and was inaugurated on July 4th, 2004. Seemingly airy and light-weight, it was constructed from tons of concrete, steel and glass. It is the first steel, inclined-pylon, cable-stayed bridge in the US. With a length of 720 feet and width of 23 feet, this pedestrian bridge spans gracefully across showcasing the river's beauty and surrounding landscape. The glass-panneled deck is lit by 219 lights from below - wish I will get a chance see and walk across it at night sometime soon. 

To learn more, check out Turtle Bay
Also visit Santiago Calatrava