The Tower Bridge, dedicated by Gov. Frank Merriam on Sun, December 15, 1935, was the first vertical lift bridge in the California highway system, replacing the M Street steel swing span. Originally painted silver, the Tower Bridge was painted a yellowish color in 1976 and then, due to a controversial online vote, it was repainted in 2002. The new color is supposedly gold, but that’s debatable. The Tower Bridge connects Downtown Sacramento to West Sacramento and is frequently used by people attending River Cats games at Raley Field.