Sundial Bridge

October 13, 2013 at 11:06 am (Landscape Photography, Leah McDaniel Photography, Photography) (, , , , , )

I thought I would share a few shots of this engineering marvel hubby and I visited this summer.

The Sundial Bridge in Turtle Bay Park, Redding, California is a stunning feature spanning the Sacramento River. It boasts 700 feet of glass and granite and is supported by more than 4,300 feet of cable. The pylon, or “sundial” which the pylon acts as on sunny days is 217 feet tall and constructed of 580 tons of steel.

World renowned Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava designed this beautiful bridge with environmental sensitivities in mind, planting the foundations firmly on land in order to avoid the water and leaving the nearby salmon-spawning habitat undisturbed.

Sundial Bridge deck and pylon at night

Sundial Bridge deck and pylon at night

Sundial and the Moon

Sundial and the Moon

Night skies in Turtle Bay

Night skies in Turtle Bay

No, this isn’t of the bridge, but it is in the Turtle Bay Park. It was a gorgeous night!

Summer night in Turtle Bay

Summer night in Turtle Bay

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