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

The Tower Bridge

 
 
The Tower Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
1. The Tower Bridge Marker
Inscription. The Tower Bridge, a vertical-lift span, was opened for traffic on December 15, 1935 and was built at a cost of $994,000. The State Department of Public Works, the City and the County of Sacramento and the Federal Government built the bridge.

It is 737 feet long. The central lift span is a 209-foot truss supported by two vertical towers 160 feet tall.

The bridge originally featured an interurban railroad separating the two directions of travel. The track was removed from the bridge in 1962.
 
Location. 38° 34.808′ N, 121° 30.438′ W. Marker is in Sacramento, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Capital Mall. Click for map. Marker is located near the Capital Mall-Front Street entrance to the River Front Promenade. 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. Tower Bridge: Gateway to the Capital (here, next to this marker); The Northern Electric Bridge (here, next to this marker); View Near the M Street Bridge (here, next to this marker); USS Sacramento (PG-19) (a few steps from this marker); City Wharf and Warehouses
The Tower Bridge Marker with The Bridge in the Background image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
2. The Tower Bridge Marker with The Bridge in the Background
(a few steps from this marker); The Interurban Railroad Lines (a few steps from this marker); Sacramento’s Maritime Heritage (a few steps from this marker); The United States Merchant Marine (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Sacramento.
 
More about this marker. This marker is the first in a series of markers on the River Front Promenade detailing many aspects of the Sacramento River and the City of Sacramento.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyBridges & ViaductsNotable Places
 
Close-Up of Top Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
3. Close-Up of Top Photo on Marker
The Tower Bridge, circa 1935
Close-Up of Lower Left Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
4. Close-Up of Lower Left Photo on Marker
Tower Bridge Dedication at Front and M Strees.
(Note the railroad tracks in the center of the roadway.)
Close-Up of Lower Right Photo on Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
5. Close-Up of Lower Right Photo on Marker
Tower Bridge dedication at Front and M Streets. Wharf buildings and one of The Rivers' Lines steamers flank the bridge.
The Top of a Support Tower image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
6. The Top of a Support Tower
The Support Tower image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
7. The Support Tower
A Tower Bridge Alright Committee dedication plaque, listing major contributors who made the bridge possible is mounted on support tower.
The Tower Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
8. The Tower Bridge
Looking Northwest
The Tower Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle, February 24, 2009
9. The Tower Bridge
Looking West toward West Sacramento
“Tower Bridge” marker - West Sacramento, Yolo County image. Click for more information.
By Syd Whittle
10. “Tower Bridge” marker - West Sacramento, Yolo County
Looking East toward Sacramento from West Sacramento

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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 1,325 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   10. submitted on , by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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