There are 20 bridges across the American River between the Sacramento River and Folsom Lake. 8 bridges have no bike access, 6 have bike access only, and 6 allow both bikes and vehicles. Click on the bridge name to see a picture of the bridge.
All bridges on the American River are fixed, except for one drawbridge which used to open for taller boats to pass. The Jibboom Street Bridge is a swing drawbridge which opens by swinging sideways. The I Street Bridge on the Sacramento River at the North end of Old Town is also a swing drawbridge (shown in open position). Tower Bridge on the Sacramento River at the South end of Old Town is a vertical-lift or elevator drawbridge with a pair of high towers that house counter-weights that are the exact weight of the lift span. The third type of drawbridge is the bascule-type which have heavy counter weights that make opening power requirements minimal, such as the Freeport Bridge on down the Sacramento River.