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Virginia Street Bridge

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Description 

In 1877, the county commissioners authorized the Wheelock and King Company of Des Moines, Iowa to build a $15,700 iron bowstring arch truss bridge to replace Lake's wooden bridge. The bridge was in place by July, and carried Virginia Street's traffic until 1905, when it was moved east to Rock Street. It was destroyed in the 1950 flood. (From: http://focus.nps.gov/pdfhost/docs/NRHP/Text/80002471.pdf)

Facts 

Overview
Lost Bowstring through truss bridge over Truckee River on Virginia Street
Location
Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
Status
Replaced by a new bridge
History
Built 1877; Replaced & Moved 1905; Lost to flood 1950
Builder
- Wheelock and King Co. of Des Moines, Iowa
Design
Bowstring through truss
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.52486, -119.81258   (decimal degrees)
39°31'29" N, 119°48'45" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/258244/4378801 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 70830 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • February 8, 2016: Added by Dave King

Sources 

  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • rgj.com - Photo halfway down the page