Louden Bridge Segment of the Loop Trail
Walton Lake is being developed for water recreation. It was built in 1924 as third reservoir for Fairfield's water treatment plant.
This parking lot is at the north end of the Louden Bridge segment.
Heading south from Walton Lake parking lot onto the Louden Bridge segment. (Photo by J. Fitz-Randolph)
The Louden Bridge crosses the BNSF mainline tracks.
Note the tiles mounted in the bridge sidewall.
Mark Shafer's art class at Fairfield High School designed and glazed these tiles.
There are 171 of these tiles mounted in the bridge sidewall, which feature Louden Machinery Company products.
Louden, a premier Fairfield company, sold barn products throughout the world.
See more information about the bridge at the NEWS item in the main-menu.
You can enter the Loop Trail from Chautauqua Park via the Huggins Family Bridge.
Emerging from Chautauqua Park you will come to a "T" - left for Louden Bridge segment, right for the Crow Creek segment of the Loop Trail.
Photos by Chris Hallenger, July 2007.
Page updated 09/08/11, reformatted , 03-21-18