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.

If you love exploring bridges, here are 13 other amazing bridges in Northern California that are well worth a visit.

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