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West Sacramento in Yolo County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Tower Bridge

West Sacramento River Walk

 
 
Tower Bridge Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 29, 2009
1. Tower Bridge Marker
Inscription. Sacramento’s graceful Tower Bridge has spanned the river since 1936. It is the only historically significant vertical-lift bridge in California and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Lights added in 1986 in honor of its golden anniversary provide a stunning nighttime view of the bridge and Old Sacramento’s waterfront.

The Tower Bridge shares its streamline Moderne architectural style with San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. This style reflects strong, clean vertical lines and smooth surfaces.
 
Erected by City of West Sacramento.
 
Location. 38° 34.879′ N, 121° 30.569′ W. Marker is in West Sacramento, California, in Yolo County. Click for map. Marker is located on the “River Walk” at River Walk Park on the Sacramento River. The park is located at the end of the 600 block of 2nd Street. Marker is in this post office area: West Sacramento CA 95605, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Salmon Cannery (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Pacific Coast Salmon Cannery (about 700 feet away); The Rivers’ Flow (about 700 feet away); Hydraulic Mining
Tower Bridge Marker with the Tower Bridge in the Background Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 29, 2009
2. Tower Bridge Marker with the Tower Bridge in the Background
(about 700 feet away); Pony Express Bridge (about 700 feet away); Veterans Plaza (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named The Tower Bridge (about 800 feet away); Tower Bridge: Gateway to the Capital (about 800 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in West Sacramento.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bridges Over The Sacramento. (Submitted on January 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. River Walk Park. (Submitted on January 29, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyBridges & ViaductsMan-Made FeaturesNotable PlacesWaterways & Vessels
 
Tower Bridge Looking East Toward Sacramento Photo, Click for full size
By Syd Whittle, January 29, 2009
3. Tower Bridge Looking East Toward Sacramento
Photo on Marker Photo, Click for full size
California State Library, Calif. History Section, March 15, 1936
4. Photo on Marker
Tower Bridge from the West March 15, 1936
Tower Bridge from the West - Under Construction Photo, Click for full size
California State Library, Calif. History Section, circa 1935
5. Tower Bridge from the West - Under Construction
November 1935
The Tower Bridge Marker image, Click for more information
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
6. The Tower Bridge Marker
Marker located at the River Front Promenade in Old Sacramento

Click for more information.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 2,059 times since then and 106 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   6. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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