The Iconic Sundial Bridge
The Sundial Bridge is a cantilever spar cable-stayed bridge for bicycles and pedestrians that spans the Sacramento River in Redding, California. The bridge was designed by Santiago Calatrava and completed in 2004 at a cost of $23.5 million. With its 217-foot tall support tower constructed of steel and reinforced concrete, the bridge has a total length of 700 feet. The unique design of the Sundial Bridge features a large sundial mounted on the support tower and a glass-surfaced bridge deck that is tilted from the tower like the gnomon of a sundial. The Sundial Bridge provides pedestrians and cyclists with scenic views of the Sacramento River and the surrounding Redding area.