The First Reinforced Concrete Bridge In America, California’s Alvord Lake Bridge Was A True Feat Of Engineering
By Lysa Allman-Baldwin|Published June 09, 2022
For over 25 years Lysa Allman-Baldwin has fed her wanderlust for “everything the world has to offer” by passionately writing travel and feature articles for numerous global print and online publications. A Digital Nomad, Lysa is also a professional speaker, workshop facilitator, and author.
Though considered small by today’s engineering standards, the Alvord Lake Bridge nevertheless was “a big deal” when it first opened in 1889. Designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark, the bridge is recognized as the first reinforced concrete bridge in the country.