|October 2014 (40.5921 Degrees, -122.3775 Degrees) Sundial Bridge|
The 14 cables are attached to the tower with stubby elements resembling the ribs on a fish's vertebrae (although Calatrava said the tower represents to him the movement of a bird in flight).
The ground around the tower is planted with grasses that can survive on drought-like conditions, which the area is currently experiencing. There's a botanical outdoor garden next to the bridge that features plants with low-water needs that can be planted instead of lawns to help conserve water.
Shasta County, California Bridges: Sundial Bridge across the Sacramento River (10) by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.