Rating:
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Virginia Street Bridge

Photos 

Photo taken by Historic American Engineering Record

View photos at Library of Congress

BH Photo #118066

Map 

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Lost Two-span concrete arch bridge over Truckee River on Virginia Street in Reno
Location
Reno, Washoe County, Nevada
Status
Replaced by a new bridge.
History
Built 1905; Demolished June 2015
Builders
- Cotton Brothers of Oakland, California
- John B. Leonard of Union City, Michigan (Engineer)
Design
Closed-spandrel concrete arch
Dimensions
Span length: 146.0 ft.
Total length: 146.0 ft.
Recognition
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 10, 1980
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.52503, -119.81264   (decimal degrees)
39°31'30" N, 119°48'46" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/258240/4378820 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Reno
Average daily traffic (as of 2012)
20,570
Inventory numbers
NRHP 80002471 (National Register of Historic Places reference number)
NDOT B-178 (Nevada Dept. of Transportation bridge number)
BH 25719 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2015)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Critical (2 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 22.4 (out of 100)
View more at BridgeReports.com

Update Log 

  • April 12, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • July 16, 2015: Updated by Dave King: Updated status: Demolished
  • October 15, 2013: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge will be demolished and replaced in 2014 after funding was approved for the project
  • June 3, 2013: New photos from Mike Lynch
  • February 6, 2012: Updated by Jason Smith: This bridge will be replaced with a pony truss bridge. Construction will commence this year!
  • August 11, 2010: New Street View added by Craig Philpott
  • October 24, 2008: Updated by Kim Harvey: updated status, added a category
  • July 23, 2008: New photos from Kim Harvey

Sources 

  • HAER NV-13 - Center Street Bridge
  • Kim Harvey
  • HAER NV-14 - Virginia Street Bridge
  • Jason Smith - flensburg [dot] bridgehunter [dot] av [at] googlemail [dot] com
  • Craig Philpott - craigphilpott63 [at] gmail [dot] com
  • Wikipedia
  • Mike Lynch - lynch3212 [at] wavecable [dot] com
  • Dave King - DKinghawkfan [at] hotmail [dot] com
  • KTVN.com - North Span Demolition News Article
  • Richard Doody

Comments 

Virginia Street Bridge
Posted July 27, 2015, by Robert Elder

Funny, I was wondering the same thing. I don't know of any others this far west. Wyoming has the Fort Laramie Bridge. Kansas and Nebraska have a few King Bowstrings, but I am drawing a blank on anything from the Rockies on west.

Virginia Street Bridge
Posted July 27, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

I got wondering if this is the most westerly confirmed King Bowstring...

Virginia Street Bridge
Posted July 27, 2015, by Robert Elder

Thanks for the photo. You can't beat a good bowstring.

Virginia Street Bridge
Posted July 27, 2015, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

"Granite" from previous 1877 bridge discovered during demolition.

It was a King Bowstring.

http://www.rgj.com/story/news/2015/07/23/unexpected-finds-vi...

Virginia Street Bridge
Posted October 15, 2013, by Jason Smith (JDSmith77 [at] gmx [dot] net)

Info on the project: Key landmark in Reno NV to be demoed in 2014: http://www.rgj.com/article/20131011/NEWS/310110066/?nclick_c...