Beautiful red tail hawk at the turtle bay exploration park in Redding CA.

Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, CA

Beautiful red tail hawk with his wings spread on the handlers arms, and blue skies and clouds, with big tall bare trees in the background.
Red Tail Hawk at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park in Redding, CA
Beautiful close up picture of a large red tail hawk at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park out on the long walkway over the wetlands.
Red Tail Hawk at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are a couple photos that I took of the red tail hawk at the Turtle Bay Exploratorium. They have feedings daily where you can watch the birds being fed. This was a rare occasion when the trainers were with the birds. They were out in the main walkway.

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Sundial bridge a wide walking bridge with glass and white suspension which is a sun dial also.

Sacramento River and Sundial Bridge in Redding, California

Sundial bridge a wide walking bridge with glass and white suspension which is a sun dial also.
Sundial Bridge at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park.

The Sundial Bridge is a walking bridge over the Sacramento river in Redding, California, next to the Turtle Bay Exploration Park. It is something to see if you are visiting Redding, CA.

 

Looking up at the tip of the sun dial part of the bridge, an all white pointed dial.
Sundial.
Large white tower part of the sun dial and also the metal suspensions.
Sundial part of the sundial bridge in Redding, CA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The bridge is an actual sundial and you can tell the time of day with it.  It’s big as you can imagine, the part of the structure that jets out in the sky is the dial part.  Right next to the sundial is a garden a a walkway, bike way also, along the river.

 

 

The bridge is designed by architect, Santiago Calatrava. 

http://www.turtlebay.org/sundialbridge

The design for the Sundial Bridge was conceived by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the world’s premier bridge designer. Calatrava has built bridges, airports, rail terminals, stadiums, and other structures around the world. Though he recently completeda major expansion of the Milwaukee Art Museum, and has been selected to design the new Oakland Cathedral, this is his first freestanding bridge in the United States.

 

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Sundial bridge, Sacramento river, Sun and Sunset, Redding, California

The Sundial bridge at the Turtle Bay Exploration Park is one of my favorite places to visit in Shasta county.  You can drive there and just take a nice walk.   Over the bridge, through the gardens, or down to the river to sit and enjoy.

You can go alone, with friends, family and bring guests to view the bridge it really is a great wonder.  An actual Sundial if you will!  🙂

Picture of the tip of the dial bridge, over the Sacramento river, Redding, CA.
the Sundial Bridge at Turtle bay.
The Sundial Bridge in Shasta County on The Sacramento river.
View from right below the dial.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking up at the dial on the sundial bridge.
The dial on the bridge.

 

View of the Sacramento river at the Sundial bridge.
View of the Sacramento river.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Evening view of the sacramento river, from the Sundial bridge.
Evening on the Sundial bridge.

 

Beautiful views at the sundial bridge in Redding, California.
Sundial bridge in the evening.

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Sundial Bridge, Sacramento River, Shasta County

Sundial bridge a walking bridge, over the Sacramento river, Redding, California

This bridge is fantastic! I think that it was one of the greatest structures to be built in California. I have visited it numerous time and it is just wonderful to visit. My grandpa will argue with you till the sun comes up about what a waste of money it was. If you want to get him riled up just mention the Sundial Bridge. 🙂

“Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava conceived the Sundial Bridge’s unusual design, his first free-standing bridge in the United States.”

 

Sundial bridge over the Sacramento river in Redding California, with glass plates, and it is a sundial.
Beautiful Sundial bridge over the Sacramento river.

 

View of the bridge from underneath, and right on the Sacramento river, Redding, California.
Sacramento river underneath the Sundial bridge.

 

Sacramento river, and in the distance the Sundial bridge, a walking bridge crossing.
Sundial bridge in the distance on the Sacramento river.