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ID: 202861, Address: 840 Sundial Bridge Pkwy, Redding, CA 96001
Phone: (530) 243-8850
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Designed by Santiago Calatrava the Sundial Bridge is an architectural marvel! The glass decked, cable-stayed cantilever suspension bridge reaches 217 feet into the sky and, spans 710 feet across the Sacramento River, and is the world’s largest working sundial. As an environmentally conscious structure, Sundial Bridge was intentionally constructed without river footings to leave the salmon-spawning habitat below undisturbed. While world-renowned and environmentally sensative, Sundial Bridge also inspires onlookers with it's "bird in flight" design, symbolizing overcoming adversity.

Since it's grand opening on July 4, 2004, Sundial Bridge has functioned as a gathering place for locals and travelers. Located near downtown Redding, the pedestrian bridge also provides an easily-accessible entry point for Redding's extensive trail system, perfect for hiking, walking, mountain biking or cycling.

East of Sundial Bridge stands Turtle Bay Exploration Park and Museum, a park dedicated to education and fun. To the west Turtle Bay's Mcconnel Arboretum and Botanical Gardens graces the area with 20 acres of mediterranean-climate garden display. South of Sundial Bridge, the Civic Auditorium hosts concerts, festivals and more.

The Sundial Bridge in Redding is one of only two bridges in the United States designed by world-renowned architect Santiago Calatrava. It is a cantilever spar cable-stayed pedestrian bridge that spans the Sacramento River and forms the world's largest sundial. The 217 foot pylon of the bridge points due north at a cantilevered angle, allowing it to serve as the gnomon of a mammoth sundial that casts its shadow on a large dial plate on the bridge's north end. The


Driving Time: 5 minutes from most Redding-area lodging properties
How Much Time To Spend: It takes about 15 minutes to walk across the bridge, stopping along the way to take in the beautiful scenery and watch the wildlife. On the other side, you can walk under the bridge to feel the cool




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