The First Reinforced Concrete Bridge In America, California’s Alvord Lake Bridge Was A True Feat Of Engineering
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.
Have you walked under the Alvord Lake Bridge? If so, we’d love to hear your thoughts about the construction and detailing.
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.