Arroyo Grande is located midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
[The city is] nestled between the Pacific Ocean, beautiful foothills, lakes, and world-class wineries, with fine homes, fine schools, a thriving agricultural and tourism-based economy, and the friendliest people you’ll find anywhere. [The] Historic District and museums capture the history of our City and community.
The swinging bridge [last photo below] was originally constructed in early 1875 by the Short family, whose land was divided by the Arroyo Grande Creek. The bridge spans a total length 171 feet and is suspended 40 feet above the creek. It’s owned and maintained by the City of Arroyo Grande and is the only one of its kind in California. The bridge was damaged by a falling tree in March 1995. With strong community support, it was completely restored in May 1995.
Above text is from the City of Arroyo Grande’s website: CLICK HERE.
All photographs shown below were taken by Anthony V. Toscano.