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Sundial Bridge

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA
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Ranked #2 of 15 Attractions in Redding
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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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Richmond, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

It's not even a functioning sundial. We took a nice long walk here and enjoyed the bridge the night before its 10th anniversary. It looks 10 years old and is kind of dirty. The landscape is okay, but I'd just call this one overrated. My Italian husband may have influenced me by complaining the whole way that Calatrava should be... More

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Redding, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

A nice place to stroll and enjoy the Sacramento river during the day or evening. One of the best features of the bridge is that none of the bridge footings (supports) are in the river itself; environmentally sensitive and the suspension cables - looking a bit like harp-strings - only enhance the look of the bridge. Also, the 'glass' panels... More

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Orangeburg, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I walked aound the park for about 1 1/2 hours and ended up at the Sundial Bridge, What a lovely place to visit. I would definitely do this walk again.

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Sidcup, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

It was a cool bridge, very different. We visited at night so it was lit up really nicely. During the daytime there is probably a gift shop and cafe open too.

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San Francisco Bay Area
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8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This beautiful bridge puts Redding on the map! I was on a road trip to visit friends, and included Redding because I wanted to see the bridge. I ended up visiting it several times - at dusk, after dark, and the next day in the daylight, when I walked across the bridge. One end has gardens, the other has the... More

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Redding, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I love this bridge. I love the engineering. It's beautiful and it showcases our river wonderfully. It links to the Sacramento River Trail, which I also highly recommend.

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Prineville, Oregon
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25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Unique suspension bridge over the Sacramento River. We visited twice, once in the early morning and again in the afternoon. Enjoyed both visits, be careful in the morning as the bridge is slippery with dew.

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went to the Sundial Bridge thinking that was all we would see. We ended up walking through the Arboretum then back along the river walk to the Sundial Bridge. A lovely way to spend a few hours. You get great views of the Sacramento River from the bridge.

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Manteca, California
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Just an easy stroll over this unique bridge. The river is beautiful looking at it from the bridge. We went in October and the weather was beautiful. You can also walk along the river, or find a bench to sit on. A nice little outing. Be sure to check out the time. There were some gardens there as well, but... More

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Redding, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The Sundial Bridge is a very nice architecturally pleasant structure. It expands a very tranquil river. The best part about the bridge is that it offers access to lots of great hiking trails meandering along and around the Sacramento River.

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