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Riverside Bridge, Spanning Truckee River at Booth Street, Reno, Washoe County, NV



B&W Photos

HB856025
General View Of Bridge From The Keystone Overpass (looking West).

HB856026
View Of Bridge From The Southeast Corner (looking Northwest).

HB856027
View Of Bridge From The Southwest (looking Northeast).

HB856028
View Of Bridge From The North (looking South).

HB856029
View Of South End Of Bridge From The River (looking Southwest).

HB856030
View Of North End Of Bridge From The River (looking Northwest).

HB856031
Bronze Plaque On The Northwest Corner Of The Bridge.

HB856032
View Of Bridge With Steel Reinforcing Rods In Place (close-up)

HB856033
View Of Riverside Bridge With Steel Reinforcing Rods In Place (general View)

HB856034
View Of Riverside Bridge With Steel Reinforcing Rods In Place And With 'tower For Concrete' In The Background

HB856035
View Of Riverside Bridge Showing The Wooden Falsework For Concrete Arch

HB856036
Reinforced Concrete Arch Over Truckee River At Reno, Nevada

HB856037
Reduced Paper Copy Of Nv-10-12 With Indistinct (partly Erased) Unlabeled Black Lead Pencil Additions In Places

HB856038
Reinforced Concrete Arch Over Truckee River At Reno, Nevada

HB856039
Reinforced Concrete Arch Over Truckee River At Reno, Nevada

HB856040
City Of Reno, Nevada, Department Of Engineering

HB856041
City Of Reno, Nevada, Department Of Engineering

HB856042
State Of Nevada, Department Of Highways


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Spanning Truckee River at Booth Street, Reno, NV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NV-10
Building/structure dates: 1920 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1947 subsequent work
Significance: The Riverside Bridge is one of three surviving concrete arch deck bridges in Nevada. Its significance chiefly arises from this fact, and from its comparatively early construction date (it is not, however, the oldest surviving Reno bridge or, even, the oldest surviving Reno bridge of its type). The original concrete railings were replaces just after World War II by the present steel railings.

Subjects
Concrete Arch Bridges
Transportation
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Hill, C. R.
Hoffmann, J. L.
Peterson, F., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. General View of Bridge from the Keystone Overpass (looking west).
2. View of Bridge from the Southeast Corner (looking northwest).
3. View of Bridge from the Southwest (looking northeast).
4. View of Bridge from the North (looking south).
5. View of South End of Bridge from the River (looking southwest).
6. View of North End of Bridge from the River (looking northwest).
7. Bronze Plaque on the Northwest Corner of the Bridge.
8. View of Bridge with Steel Reinforcing Rods in Place (close-up). This photo (as do the others in the series) shows the bridge just prior to the pouring of the arch. The steel rods shown in the photo would eventually be incorporated into the lower margin of the arch (note the spacers, separating the rods from the boards of the underlying wooden form). Original snapshot taken July, 1920.
9. View of Riverside Bridge with Steel Reinforcing Rods in Place (general view). Original snapshot taken July, 1920.
10. View of Riverside Bridge with Steel Reinforcing Rods in Place and with 'Tower for Concrete' in the Background. The function of the 'tower for concrete' is uncertain, but may have to do with the transport of concrete from the point of mixing to the point of use (suggestion by NDOT Bridge Section personnel, February 1990). Original snapshot taken July, 1920.
11. View of Riverside Bridge Showing the Wooden Falsework for Concrete Arch. Taken July, 1920.
12. Reinforced Concrete Arch over Truckee River at Reno, Nevada. January 21, 1920. C. R. Hill, Consulting Engineer, Reno, Nevada. Plan and Elevation of East Side. Paper (white on blue). Drawing No. B-71 (VA-7-5).
13. Reduced paper copy of NV-10-12 with indistinct (partly erased) unlabeled black lead pencil additions in places. No. B-71 (VB-10-25).
14. Reinforced Concrete Arch over Truckee River at Reno, Nevada. January 24, 1920. C. R. Hill, Consulting Engineer, Reno, Nevada. Various plan, section, and detail views. Paper (same as NV-10-13). Drawing No. B-72 (VB-10-25)
15. Reinforced Concrete Arch over Truckee River at Reno, Nevada. January 28, 1920. C. R. Hill, Consulting Engineer, Reno, Nevada. Various sectional and detail views of railings. lamp posts, and brackets. Paper (same as NV-10-13 and NV-10-14). Drawing No. B-73 (VB-10-26).
16. City of Reno, Nevada, Department of Engineering. Booth Street Bridge. Steel Railing. Sheet #1. No date (but post-1946). Tracing linen. Drawing No. VB-10-4A
17. City of Reno, Nevada, Department of Engineering. Booth Street Bridge. Railing Details. Sheet #2. No date (but post-1946). Tracing linen. Drawing No. VB-10-3A.
18. State of Nevada, Department of Highways. Standard Metal Rail: Type 'A'. March 15, 1947. Blue-line paper corrected in red pencil. Drawing No. VB-10-4 & 3.


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