Monday, October 20, 2014

Shasta County, California Bridges: Sacramento River Trail Bridge (1)

October 2014 (40.6015 Degrees, -122.4443 Degrees) Sacramento River Trail Bridge
We took a break from Tuolumne County bridges and rode our bikes along the Sacramento River in Redding on Sunday. The first bridge we visited is the longest stressed ribbon bridge in the U.S. The plaque on the railing is inscribed "This 13 foot wide 418 ft long concrete stressed ribbon bridge provides a clear span of the entire floodplain. The bridge is supported by 236 steel cables inside the bridge deck connected to rock anchors drilled deep into solid bedrock. This unique design was chosen to avoid damage to the natural rock outcropping along the river or encroachment into the floodplain with earth fill or bridge piers. The bridge was formally opened to the public on April 14, 1990."

We'll take a closer look at this interesting bridge tomorrow.
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