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.

Feasibility Study information:
Arlington Bridges Feasibility Study Report – FINAL
Arlington Bridges Feasibility Study (Appendices):  Appendix A    Appendix B1     Appendix B2    Appendix B3    Appendix B4    Appendix B5  Appendix B6    Appendix B7    Appendix B8    Appendix B9    Appendix C    Appendix D    Appendix E1    Appendix E2    Appendix E3   Appendix E4    Appendix E5    Appendix E6    Appendix E7    Appendix E7a    Appendix E7b    Appendix E7c    Appendix E7d              Appendix E7e    Appendix E8    Appendix F   Appendix G

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 
Notice  Handout  Comment Form  Presentation  Display Boards  Conceptual Renderings  Comments Received

February 6, 2020 Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) #1
Agenda   Presentation   Handouts   Meeting Recap   Handouts with SWG Notes   Transcripts   Sign-In Sheet

July 15, 2020 Technical Advisory Committee Meeting (TAC) #1
Agenda   Presentation   Meeting Recap   Transcripts

August 31, 2020 Technical Advisory Committee Meeting (TAC) #2
Presentation   Score Card   Qualitative Attribute Guidelines   Concept Evaluation   Meeting Recap   Transcripts

November 5, 2020 Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) #2
Agenda   Presentation   Meeting Recap   Transcripts   Participant List

December 15, 2020 Stakeholder Working Group (SWG) #3
Agenda   Presentation   Meeting Recap   Transcripts   Participant List

March 2021 Virtual Public Meeting (Video)

Survey:   Survey is open through March 31, 2021
Video Script    Video Script – Spanish   Presentation   Presentation-Spanish   Postcard   Survey Response FAQs Survey Response Summary

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


The RTC Board received an update on the recommendations regarding the “look” of the bridges in November. These recommendations are based on community feedback received during the second Public Informational Meeting. A third public informational meeting, anticipated to be held in February 2023, will provide a summary of the public survey results, responses to comments received, and document aesthetic options chosen to move forward. The design is advancing to the sixty percent level which, is anticipated to be complete in early 2023.

For information about the NEPA/Design Phase of the project please visit:

Planning: N/A
Environmental: December 2019 – April 2023
Preliminary Design: January 2022 – December 2022
Final Design: January 2023 – October 2023
Construction: 2025 – 2026

Total Project Estimate (Planning, Design, NEPA and Construction): $28,300,944
Funding Source: RTC Fuel Tax, Sales Tax, Federal


Post updated on: November 30, 2022

Arlington Avenue Bridges (Island Avenue to West 1st Street) Project Map