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Tower Bridge Sacramento - A Golden State Icon
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It took sixteen months of work, almost one million dollars and cooperation between local, state and federal government agencies along with private contractors, before the Tower Bridge in Sacramento, CA could be dedicated and opened to the public in December 1935. Built to decrease a growing traffic problem and beautify the main entrance to California's Capitol City, the Tower Bridge instilled pride in a community trying to become a major city, and the construction of the Tower Bridge created 1500 jobs in a time when the Sacramento area was feeling the effects of the Great Depression.
The vertical lift bridge, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is painted gold, emblematic of its Gold Rush days and in context with the historic buildings built during the 1850s in Old Sacramento.
Tower Bridge is an important architectural landmark for the City of Sacramento. In 1935 the bridge stood as a symbol of Sacramento's future, today it stands as a reminder of Sacramento's past.
April 24th, 2012
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