The bridge was named after President William Howard Taft in 1931. It is an arch bridge. The designer was George S. Morison, and the architect was Edward Casey. It has been called an "engineering tour de force" as the largest unreinforced concrete structure in the world (at least until 1996). Since restoration of the original lions was not feasible, new sculptures were created by artist Reinaldo López-Carrizo. The bridge is also known for it's eagle lamp posts. There are Eagles made out of iron that were sculpted by Ernest C Baristow on top of each lamp post. I am not sure how many of these there are, but I think about 20 of them. There is one unusual thing about one of them; one of the eagles is facing away from the interior of the bridge! All the others face inwards... theories on the net include "freemason" clues... like in the Da Vinci Code. Neat eh?
This is a free attraction.