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Painted Rock Road Bridge

Photos 

Painted Rock

Photo taken by Craig Philpott in March 2014

Enlarge

BH Photo #279330

Street View 

Facts 

Overview
Pratt through truss bridge over Truckee River on Painted Rock Road
Location
Storey County, Nevada, and Washoe County, Nevada
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1902
Builder
- American Bridge Co. of New York (Builder)
Design
Pratt through truss
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 147.0 ft.
Total length: 158.1 ft.
Deck width: 13.1 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 22.0 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+39.59083, -119.36722   (decimal degrees)
39°35'27" N, 119°22'02" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/296722/4385022 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Fernley West
Elevation
4139 ft. above sea level
Inventory number
BH 25718 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 4, 2021: Updated by Luke: Added categories "Rail-to-road", "Relocated"
  • May 25, 2017: Updated by Christopher Finigan: Added category "Pin-connected"
  • March 10, 2014: Updated by Craig Philpott: added photos
  • March 17, 2010: Updated by Craig Philpott: Corrected design
  • March 14, 2010: Updated by Kim Harvey: added street view

Sources 

Comments 

Painted Rock Road Bridge
Posted March 4, 2021, by Luke

John and I had a discussion and we agree that this bridge was probably just purchased by the county/a rancher when the railroad was replacing it and replaced whatever road bridge was here previously.

1950s aerial imagery from HistoricAerials shows a truss on the railroad ROW whose dimensions match up with this truss' dimensions and a plain-jane bridge on the road.

Painted Rock Road Bridge
Posted May 15, 2014, by Nathan Holth (webmaster [at] historicbridges [dot] org)

Looks like a former railroad bridge re-purposed for vehicular traffic.