The Sundial Bridge

It is 718am local time here in Redding CA and I am sitting here looking up at the Sundial Bridge.

This was before I walked across it.

The bridge spans the Sacramento River.

The gnomon (I think that’s Latin for “pointy-thing”) casts a shadow which can then be used to tell you what time it is.


Those markers are in 15 minute increments along the shadowy path of the gnomon (about 5 1/2 paces apart).  You can see three of them in the next photo (only whole hours are on raised platforms).

This is my view as I am uploading this post.

One thought on “The Sundial Bridge”

  1. You should add Santiago Calatrava’s works to your architecture explorations. Great photos of the bridge


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