V&T Truckee River Bridge

I posted a bunch of pictures yesterday of the V&T railroad bridge across the Truckee River, in downtown Reno. This bridge was first built in 1872 when the line was extended from Carson to Reno. In all, three different bridges spanned the river. First there was a wooden bridge, which can be seen at the far right of this photo:

Soon the wooden bridge was replaced with this boxy bridge:

Then in 1896 the final bridge was installed:

The bridge was removed after the line was abandoned in 1950.

All the photos can be found at tag:vtrenobridge.

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