RTC Project No. 0212061

RTC Project Manager (PM)
Judy Tortelli, P.E.
(775) 335-1824

RTC Engineering Department
(775) 348-0171
(775) 348-0170 fax

Design Firm: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.

Construction Contractor: To be determined

The RTC, in cooperation with the City of Reno, a major stakeholder, and other local agencies, is conducting a feasibility and conceptual alternatives analysis to determine options for the rehabilitation or replacement of the two Arlington Avenue Bridges at the Truckee River. The bridges, roadway and Wingfield Park, which they access, are owned by the City of Reno.

This river crossing has served the city for nearly a century. The park, the Truckee and the surrounding area have evolved, and the bridges have been widened, repaired, and modified multiple times. The bridges show signs of wear resulting from these various modifications, as well as their age, and repeated exposure to flood events.

While considering current flood protection requirements, this study will also determine the environmental, community and economic constraints of rehabilitating and/or reconstructing the bridges. The overall goal, at this stage, is to identify a bridge type and aesthetic package, as well as funding options and environmental limitations, to carry forward into design.

A Fact Sheet, Map of the Project area, and other information are available for download below:
Fact Sheet
Target Schedule
TRAction Visioning Project (City of Reno 2009)
TRAction Visioning Project (Appendices): Appendix A    Appendix B    Appendix C    Appendix D    Appendix E    Appendix F    Appendix G
Appendix H1    Appendix H2    Appendix H3    Appendix H4    Appendix I    Appendix J

December 12, 2019 Public Kick-off Meeting 
Comment Form
Display Boards
Conceptual Renderings

For more information about the project, or to provide comments please email

The third Stakeholder Working Group meeting was held virtually on December 15, 2020. The members of the group reviewed various bridge aesthetics and agreed on the aesthetic theme to move forward for further analysis. The aesthetic theme that will shape how the team moves forward is to have modern design elements with a nod to Art Deco for historical context. The project team is currently preparing presentations to update the RTC Board and City of Reno Council on recommendations from the public, stakeholder working group, and technical advisory committees. A second public informational meeting is planned to be held early next year.
Completion of the feasibility and alternatives analysis portion of the project is anticipated by July 2021. This study is funded by the RTC. The schedule and funding for the construction of the project have not
been determined.

Planning: December 2018 to December 2020
Environmental: January 2021 to December 2023
Preliminary Design: June 2022 to December 2024
Final Design: Winter 2025
Construction: Winter 2026

Total Project Estimate (Planning, Design, NEPA and Construction): $25,000,000
Funding Source: RTC Fuel Tax


Post updated on: December 28, 2020