The sun bridge erick schmidt

Sun Bridge

As you walk toward the Sun Bridge, take a moment to pause under the big maple tree located on the bank of the pond. This is the best view of the Sun Bridge. This concrete structure was designed by Alden Dow and is a great example of nature-inspired architecture. The scoring on either side of the bridge is meant to imitate the rays of the sun. The design of the bridge looks as if the sun is slowly sinking, or setting, into the water below. Take a look at the reflection in the water. What do you notice? The reflection of the bridge reveals a full sun!

Dow Gardens Audio Tour
  1. Visitor Center & Gift Shop
  2. Birch Grove
  3. Boulder Pass & Waterfall
  4. Streamside
  5. Conservatory
  6. Secret Garden
  7. Herb Garden
  8. Sun Bridge
  9. The Pines
  10. The Yew Maze
  11. Willow Wedding Site
  12. Red Bridge Overlook & The Maze
  13. Founders' Circle
  14. The Bumps
  15. Observation Island
  16. Wedding Peninsula
  17. Rhododendron Trail
  18. Children's Garden
  19. Rose Garden & Trial Beds
  20. Rose Garden Bridge
  21. Orange Bridge Overlook & The Snake Creek Floodplain
  22. Orchard
  23. Mini Pines
  24. Wildflower Meadow
  25. Playground
  26. Forest Trails
  27. Covered Bridge
  28. Canopy Walk
  29. Education Center