Nevada Sagebrush Chapter

Daughters of the American RevolutionReno, Nevada



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Virginia Street Bridge, Reno, Nevada

Virginia Street Bridge marker Southeast pillar of Virginia Street Bridge



Virginia Street Bridge, crossing the Truckee River in downtown Reno

DAR Marker Dedicated:

May 31, 1930

Marker Significance:

Virginia Street is the main north/south thoroughfare in Reno.  The Virginia Street Bridge spans the Truckee River just south of casino row and downtown Reno.  Nevada’s first bridge was built here in 1860.  The marker is on the bridge pillar at the southeast corner of the Virginia Street Bridge, and marks the fording place where the first pioneers crossed the Truckee River in Reno on their way to California on the Overland Trail, and also the site of Nevada’s first bridge.  The bronze tablet was presented to the City of Reno on May 31, 1930 by Nevada Sagebrush Chapter DAR.


The marker is located on the southeast pillar of the Virginia Street Bridge, which spans the Truckee River just south of downtown Reno.  The marker is presently on the bridge; however, the bridge may be torn down in the next few years to make way for the construction of a new Virginia Street bridge.



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