Women’s Sactown Bridge


May 10, 2016

Golden, like a California sunset.

The Sacramento Tower Bridge’s main claim to fame might be that it’s more photographed than the Capitol Building. With its golden hues and unique towers, this bridge is really a thing of beauty.

Inaugurated on December 15th, 1935, the vertical lift bridge passes over the Sacramento River connecting the cities of West Sacramento and the capital, Sacramento. It is included on the list of the National Register of Historic Places. At the time of its inauguration, many described the Tower Bridge as “inextricably linked with symbolism of the future.” Three-quarters of a century later and the bridge hasn’t changed much, or really, hardly at all. In fact, the iconic landmark operates with essentially the same equipment it was built with in the 1930s.

The first vertical-lift bridge in the California highway system, it has served as the portal to California’s capital city for more than 75 years.




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