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West Verdi Bridge, State Route 425, Spanning Truckee River, Verdi, Washoe County, NV



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Item Title


Location
Spanning Truckee River, Verdi, NV

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NV-9
Building/structure dates: 1939 initial construction
Significance: The West Verdi River Bridge is one of only two examples of single span concrete arch-thru bridges in Nevada. This type of structure has been rarely used in this state. Given the complexity of design and construction several other types of structures were in wide use that would have spanned the Truckee in a more cost effective fashion. The open arch design is aesthetically pleasing and integrates well with the environment. The concrete balustrade is a blend of art deco and classical design elements. This bridge was a vital crossing point along old US-40, the first intercontinental highway.

Subjects
Concrete Arch Bridges
Transportation
Bridge Construction


Related Names
Egan, George
Isbell ConstructionCompany
Nevada Rock & Sand Company
Knight, Kenneth C., Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. ELEVATION, VIEW TO NORTHWEST.
2. DETAIL VIEW OF NORTHEAST END.
3. DETAIL VIEW OF GUARDRAIL
4. VIEW OF SUPPORT WORK AT NORTHEAST END.
5. DETAIL VIEW OF ABUTMENTS, VIEW TO NORTH.
6. APPROACH, VIEW TO SOUTHWEST.
7. GENERAL PLAN.
8. FOUNDATION PLAN.
9. WEST APPROACH STRUCTURE.
10. ARCH SPAN DETAILS.
11. ARCH SPAN DETAILS
12. EAST APPROACH STRUCTURE.
13. WEST APPROACH STRUCTURE.
14. WEST ARCH ABUTMENT.
15. EAST ARCH ABUTMENT.
16. FLOOR BEAMS.
17. FLOOR BEAMS.
18. ARCH DECK PLAN.
19. DETAILS.
20. APPROACH DECK PLAN.
21. LAYOUT DIAGRAM.
22. EAST APPROACH STRUCTURE.
23. REINFORCING SCHEDULE.
24. END FLOOR BEAM.


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