Sacramento Bridges Photos

The Sacramento River at what is now the California capital city was about as far east as one could go by boat from San Francisco before having to start the overland trip across the American continent. Consequently, the Sacramento waterfront became the terminus of the Transcontinental railroad & river paddle wheelers. Bridges had to accommodate both modes. The golden Tower Lift Bridge, which originally carried rail & road traffic, was built in 1935 by A. Teichert & Son & is now on the National Register.

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Tower Bridge over Sacramento River joining M St. / Capitol Ave. originally carried rail & road traffic. Sacramento, CA.Lift mechanism of Tower Bridge. Sacramento, CA.Arches of Tower Bridge. Sacramento, CA.Golden iron work details of Tower Bridge. Sacramento, CA.
Tower Bridge (1935) over Sacramento River joining M St. / Capitol Ave. originally carried rail & road traffic. Sacramento, CA. Architect: A. Teichert & Son. On National Register.Lift mechanism of Tower Bridge. Sacramento, CA.Arches of Tower Bridge. Sacramento, CA.Golden iron work details of Tower Bridge. Sacramento, CA.
Sacramento Tower Bridge at night. Sacramento, CA.Central Pacific roundhouse & I Street Bridge in Old Sacramento. Sacramento, CA.

Sacramento Tower Bridge at night. Sacramento, CA.Central Pacific roundhouse & I Street Bridge in Old Sacramento. Sacramento, CA.


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