Herman Schneider was the kind of man who built human bridges, so it is fitting that a bridge at the Imperial Sand Dunes was named for the tireless off-road volunteer.
Former state Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Deputy Director Lee Chavet said many people would come to commission meetings "to tell us how to manage the department, but they didn't work with us on solutions."
Schneider was unique because he wanted to work on solutions, Chavet said.
"One day Herman showed up late to a commission meeting with a whole bunch of drawings on what could be done with the (All-American) Canal," he said. "He wanted to go over every detail, and when Herman got on a roll, oh boy!"
The Herman Schneider Bridge, which crosses the All- American Canal just south of Interstate 8 at the Gordon's Well exit, was dedicated Friday to honor the memory of the longtime off-road and Imperial Sand Dunes advocate.