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Virginia Street Bridge – Wood Rodgers is Proud to be a Part of Reno’s History

Virginia Street Bridge Ribbon Cutting – At around 160 feet long, the Virginia Street Bridge built in 1905 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places was not a large structure but an important one. It marked the site where the City of Reno was founded and carried the City’s main drag over the Truckee River which has a long, destructive history of flooding. In 2010, the City of Reno in cooperation with numerous other agencies began a process to identify a replacement bridge for the aging, structurally deficient span. Through a robust public and stakeholder outreach process led in large part by recent Wood Rodgers staff, a replacement design was identified that both addressed the structural deficiencies while also improving flood management in downtown. Construction of the arch bridge began in 2015. Wood Rodgers was selected to provide independent construction quality control testing on behalf of the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). Wood Rodgers materials testing services were utilized in accordance with NDOT’s Construction Manual to ensure the contractor’s work met specifications of this critical transportation link. Tests were completed at Wood Rodgers’ certified testing lab in Reno with results documented per NDOT policies and procedures. The bridge was open to much acclaim on April 12, 2016 and proudly stands as the next generation in a family of bridges that mark Reno’s birthplace. Wood Rodgers is proud to be part of such an important community asset that will serve residents and travelers for several generations.

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