A 100-year-old bridge hiding in plain view, but only because I was not trying to find it. A feat of engineering and a catalyst for commerce to the burgeoning citrus industry in the newly formed colonies (cities) of Fair Oaks and Orangevale, the Fair Oaks Bridge spans the American River and was a motivator for the Southern Pacific Railroad to build a nearby spur and station.
It remained a vital river crossing until the 1950s and 1960s when modern multi-lane overcrossings were finally built to the east and west. Today the bridge is pedestrian and cyclists only and part of the “crown jewel” of the Sacramento area’s American River Parkway system.
EXIF data: Nikon D7000, center-weighted metering mode, ISO 100, 55mm, f/8, 30 sec
Fair Oaks (CA), Platt Truss Bridge, Monochrome, Long Exposure. Fair Oaks, CA. December 24, 2013. © Copyright Steven Tze – all rights reserved.