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Sundial Bridge

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Address: Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
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Scheduled for completion in Summer 2004, this unusually designed bridge,...

Scheduled for completion in Summer 2004, this unusually designed bridge, functioning as a sundial at one end and conveying a sense of weightlessness, connects the north and south campuses of Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

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Guided Fishing Trip on the Sacramento River from Redding
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WOW...really cool site

You can see the gnomon--the shadow caster--from quite a distance, so it is easy to find your way to this beautiful bridge. The glass bed of the bridge is interesting, although... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Spokane, Washington
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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can see the gnomon--the shadow caster--from quite a distance, so it is easy to find your way to this beautiful bridge. The glass bed of the bridge is interesting, although you can't see through it to the river, but the gnomon is huge and really cool to see close up. The river was very high and running swiftly which... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved this location with the river and mountains in the background. It was amazing to be see the flood water following the heavy rain this week. Definitely worth walk across the bridge.

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Kelowna, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good walking trails and interesting design of the bridge. A great place to visit on a sunny day. Trails were all paved.

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Shingle Springs
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pouring rainy day to cross the bridge. The bridge surface is mostyt glass/plastic and very slippery in the rain. The Sacramento River Was about to flood over banks.The boat ramp was non existent. I want to return on a dry day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Sundial Bridge and Turtle Bay. The walking paths were well maintained, and the art along the way was beautiful. A great place to view the river during this wet Winter. Dog friendly for Duke. We will be back when it's warmer and the flowers are blooming.

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Moncton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are feeling the rainy season blues, get out and do the Sundial Bridge and park. It has great trails, for walking, biking, rollerblading, strollering. Besides the bridge, it has an interesting floral park, turtle pond, museum and much more for young and old!

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Cupertino, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking over the Sacramento River was great! There was a guided fishing boat on the water. Lots of geese and ducks around! They have some great hiking trails to enjoy!

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Sweet Home, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This bridge is well worth the time to see it and walk across it. There are some nice, easy trails (I did not have time to explore all of them) across the river, and neat sculptures and landscaping. I stopped in summer, so it was warm, carry water. Nice break, interesting and there is more to see at the exploratorium,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The architect Santiago Calatrava knows how to design amazing structures and this is no exception. Every detail, from the grand needle thrusting into the sky to the curve of the railing at the ends of the bridge, shows attention to beauty, form and function. Make sure to cross the bridge and go past it on the other side to get... More 

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Carrollton, Georgia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful day lots of families out with their dogs Everyone was at the river observing the water rising at the Sundail bridge .One thing was for sure the coffee shop and gift store at the bridge by observation was really great with the handicapped in motor wheelchairs there was a lady making a purchase in the aisles... More 

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