"The Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay is a world-famous pedestrian bridge and public art installation that crosses the Sacramento River in Redding and connects the north and south campuses of Turtle Bay Exploration Park and serves as a new downtown entrance for Redding’s extensive Sacramento River Trail system… The Sundial Bridge is a working sundial and is one of the largest in the world… In additional to being a functional work of art, the Sundial Bridge is a technical marvel as well. The cable-stayed structure has an inclined, 217 foot pylon constructed of 580 tons of steel. The deck is made up of 200 tons of glass and granite and is supported by more than 4,300 feet of cable. The McConnell Foundation… funded the majority of the bridge’s $24 million cost." – Turtle Bay Exploration Park
"Designed by Santiago Calatrava… The glass decked, cable-stayed cantilever suspension bridge… spans 710 feet across the Sacramento River. Since its grand opening on July 4, 2004, Sundial Bridge has functioned as a gathering place for locals and travelers." – VisitRedding.com
Be Warned: On this May sunset, there were swarms of flying insects. Bring bug spray!