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A bike ride across the Sundial Bridge in Redding, Ca
Two people hiking next to a lake at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
A group of people fishing on the Sacramento River beneath the Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA.
Marcel Siegle
A family at Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark in Redding, CA.
A bike ride across the Sundial Bridge in Redding, Ca
Two people hiking next to a lake at Lassen Volcanic National Park.
A group of people fishing on the Sacramento River beneath the Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA.
Marcel Siegle
A family at Lake Shasta Caverns National Natural Landmark in Redding, CA.
ID: 202861, Address: 844 Sundial Bridge Dr., Redding, CA 96001
Phone: (530) 243-8850
Website: View Website
Amenities:
Family Friendly, Pet Friendly
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.
Description:
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 a working 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 tip of the shadow moves at a speed of approximately one foot per minute, so the Earth's rotation can be seen with the naked eye! The bridge is over 700 feet in length and crosses the river without touching the water. The bridge's deck is surfaced with translucent glass which is illuminated from beneath and glows aquamarine at night. This glass decking casts less of a shadow on the river below and, along with the fully suspended surface, impacts the delicate salmon spawning grounds in the rive 
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