Sunday, October 25, 2009

American River Bridges: Guy West Pedestrian Bridge

Less than a mile downstream from the Howe Avenue Bridges is the Guy West Pedestrian Bridge across the American River. This is the main pedestrian entrance into California State University in Sacramento. The bridge was named after Guy West, who was the founding president (in 1947) of what was then Sacramento State College.

The bridge is said to have been designed to have the same relative dimensions as the Golden Gate Bridge, which has a span of 6500 ft. That makes this bridge about 1/10 the size of the Golden Gate Bridge.

the Guy West Bridge was built in 1966 at a cost of $636,000. It's owned by the University who has been trying to give it to the city or the state since it doesn't have the resources to maintain it and it needs to be repainted, which will cost millions of dollars.
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