San Francisco, California: First Concrete Bridge

The Alvord Lake Bridge was built in 1889. It's a small bridge, over a park pedestrian path. Its underside is festooned with stalactites.

Address:
Kezar Drive, San Francisco, CA
Directions:
On Kezar Drive just south of its split from John F. Kennedy Drive, in Golden Gate Park. The road passes over the underpass, which accommodates a pedestrian path.
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First Concrete: Alvord Lake Bridge

The Alvord Lake Bridge was the first reinforced concrete bridge in America, built in 1889.

[Mike, 07/06/2021]

The seepage of over a century of water through its limestone mortar has festooned the bridge underpass with cave-like stalactites.


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