This is one of my favorite views of the Russian River – from high above on Old Monte Rio Road, looking west towards Jenner.
A view of the Russian River and ‘new’ Guerneville bridge shot in the early morning. The new Guerneville bridge was built in the late 1990s just upriver from the old, green, steel-structure. The town successfully fought to save the old bridge, which had been serving the community since the 1920s. It’s now a lovely pedestrian and cycling bridge.
The Monte Rio bridge is an iconic symbol of the lower Russian River. It’s fronted by an, equally iconic, quonset hut, home to the Rio Theater, and surrounded by a forest of coast redwoods. The contrast between the utilitarian steel and concrete construction, and the whimsical iron lamp posts adds to the delight-factor.
The Russian River on a foggy morning at the summer crossing bridge and dam in Guerneville.
I caught this guy scooping up his morning meal at the bottom of a fish ladder at the summer crossing dam on the Russian River in Guerneville. Lazy bird!