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Guy A West Bridge

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Guy A West Bridge Sacramento

Looking North

Photo taken by Craig Philpott

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BH Photo #176139

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Description 

Suspension pedestrian path bridge. Bridge is purported to be a scale replica of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Facts 

Overview
Wire suspension bridge over American River on American River Bike Trail
Location
Sacramento, Sacramento County, California
Status
Open to pedestrians
History
Built 1968
Builders
- A Teichert & Sons Inc of Sacramento, California (Contractor)
- The Spink Corp of Sacramento, California (Designer)
- US Steel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Fabricator)
Design
Suspension Bridge pedestrian path.
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 598.0 ft.
Total length: 930.0 ft.
Deck width: 15.0 ft.
Also called
Little Golden Gate Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+38.56232, -121.42022   (decimal degrees)
38°33'44" N, 121°25'13" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
10/637638/4269391 (zone/easting/northing)
Elevation
38 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 46035 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 19, 2014: New Street View added by Luke
  • September 5, 2010: Added by Craig Philpott

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Guy A West Bridge
Posted June 1, 2019, by David P Baldwin (Baldwin24 [at] verizon [dot] net)

The Guy West Bridge was built in 1967 to connect the California State University Sacramento to its housing and business center on the other side of the American River. It was named after then University President Guy West. The bridge is not designed for regular motor traffic. It is a foot bridge, bicycle bridge. It can accommodate small motorized vehicles like golf carts and parking shuttles, but these are most likely limited to and by the city university grounds. It is designed as a replica and follower of the much larger and more famous Golden Gate Bridge, and is a true icon of itself. Picture shows original paint. The bridge has since been repainted in bright fire engine red.