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Architect Santiago Calatrava designed the Sundial Bridge in Redding. the $23 million footbridge It crosses the Sacramento River and never touches the water. ..The Sacramento River, California's largest river flowing 375 miles, from Mount Shasta in the north through the Central Valley and the Delta to San Francisco Bay, this river constitutes an irreplaceable resource to Northern California's ecology...Boating, fishing, camping and swimming on the Sacramento and its reservoirs attract more than 8 million visitors a year. ..The 21-mile stretch from Redding to Balls Ferry is perfect for scenic touring and shorter trips. For the adventuresome, the breath-taking 33-mile stretch between Balls Ferry and Red Bluff is your ticket...The Sundial Bridge is actually a working Sundial is 700 feet long, 23 feet wide and 217 feet high (pylon). The bridge weighs 3.2 million pounds (1,600 tons) and is composed of steel with galvanized steel cables. The deck materials are non-skid glass panels in steel framework with granite accents. The foundation consists of 115 tons of rebar, 1,900 cubic yards of concrete and a superstructure of 400 tons of steel. 200 tons of glass and granite were utilized in deck construction. The bridge contains 4,342 feet of cable and the pylon is 580 tons of steel.