Biggest of the little

The Virginia Street Bridge, a two-span, concrete, earthen-filled arch bridge built in 1905, is being replaced in the city of Reno, Nevada. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and requires a replacement design that accommodates a multitude of interests, as well as a suitable aesthetic. This article tracks the cyclical process used to achieve this goal, first focusing on bridge type and then on bridge appearance. A multidisciplinary team was organized, including a bridge architect and specialists in historical and archaeological preservation and river recreation, as well as bridge engineers, hydraulic specialists and traffic engineers. Construction is set to commence in spring 2014, with a schedule highly dependent on the weather.


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  • Accession Number: 01493645
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 10 2013 11:05AM