There’s something really exciting about driving, biking, or walking over the architectural wonder that is a significant bridge. California has a number of them, many reaching dizzying heights to connect cities along the coast. The state also boasts one especially gorgeous pedestrian bridge that’s an operational sundial. Here are seven of California’s most epic bridges.
The Sundial Bridge is particularly striking. Accessible to bikes and pedestrians only, the bridge allows guests of Redding’s Turtle Bay Exploration Park (one of our top picks for budget-savvy family vacations) to cross the Sacramento River. The name is not a misnomer; this bridge is actually a huge sundial, as the bridge’s support tower also acts as a gnomon.