The Virginia Street Bridge, located at the heart of downtown, is an icon of Reno’s rich history. The earth-filled concrete-arch bridge has served the area since 1905 and is duly listed with the National Registry of Historic Places.


After over a century of use, the Virginia Street Bridge is showing signs of extreme wear and must be replaced to ensure continued public safety, as well as improve flood conveyence. The City of Reno, in partnership with the Truckee River Flood Management Authority, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Federal Highway Administration, has implemented a plan to replace the bridge while respectfully preserving its distinguished history.


Welcome to the information home of the Virginia Street Bridge Project. Here you can learn more about this exciting endeavor and how you can be a part of the process.