When the Rainbow Bridge was being built in 1918, The Folsom Telegraph described it as rising out of solid rocks. At the turn of the twentieth century, this bridge was built to last. Today, it stands strong one hundred years later and has become a symbol for strength in Folsom City. Further, county officials predicted the pastoral drive between Sacramento and Folsom would become famous as a tourist attraction.
In fact, this iconic bridge was once the fourth largest concrete arch bridge in the world. The open-spandrel arch design, which includes cutouts between arches and roadway, became popular during its time. Today, Rainbow Bridge is still one of the most photographed spots on the American River. Although Greenback Lane and Folsom Boulevard no longer lure sightseers, they are still followed as a route. And continues to be a major photo opportunity in itself!
Historic/Landmark Building, Vintage