World Class Bridge in Redding

Sundiallm1 I am very proud of our little city, Redding, CA. This link gives you all the scoop about one of the most beautiful bridges in the world. Read more. World reknowned architect Santiago Calatrava designed this walking bridge to not touch or disturb the Sacramento river below. This bridge is amazing. Every time I have biked or walked across it I am amazed. At night it is a treat. It was dubbed the Sundial bridge with its tall ship-like-mast telling the time. Redding is proud, and angry about this bridge. The reason for pride is obvious to an outsider, but to a newcomer like me to Redding I am astonished at the backlash the “oldtimers” have to such a thing. They want Redding to stay small and out of the way–to be a fast-food stop on the way between Portland and Sacramento. They want to keep the beauty of Mt Shasta, Mt Lassen and the Trinity Alps to themselves. They do not want their home prices to skyrocket without new industry or jobs. I love this bridge! It really brings out all that is good, bad and ugly for Redding.

Rich Kirkpatrick

Rich Kirkpatrick

Writer, Speaker, and Musician. Rich Kirkpatrick was recently rated #13 of the “Top 75 Religion Bloggers” by, having also received recognition by Worship Leader Magazine as “Editor’s Choice” for the “Best of the Best” of blogs in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.

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