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Verdi in Washoe County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Crystal Peak Toll Bridge

 
 
Crystal Peak Toll Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
1. Crystal Peak Toll Bridge Marker
Inscription. In 1860, the first bridge, known as O’Neils Crossing, was built at this site. In August 1867, the Crystal Peak Toll Bridge and Road Company was formed by J.P. Foulks and M.J. Smith. The toll bridge charged lumber wagons, stage lines and local travelers crossing the Truckee River on their way to Verdi and the railroad depot. In 1906, spring flooding on the Truckee destroyed the bridge. In 1928, the bridge was replaced with the present single span Parker truss bridge.
 
Erected 1985 by E Clampus Vitus, Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
 
Location. 39° 31.453′ N, 119° 59.629′ W. Marker is in Verdi, Nevada, in Washoe County. Marker is on Bridge Street west of Lakeview Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 449 Bridge Street, Verdi NV 89439, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Verdi Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Von Schmidt (approx. 0.4 miles away); Henness Pass Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Truckee/Donner Trail (approx.
The Current Parker Truss Bridge and Toll Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
2. The Current Parker Truss Bridge and Toll Bridge Marker
0.4 miles away); Overview (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Town of Crystal Peak (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Great Train Robbery (approx. half a mile away); Verdi (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Verdi.
 
More about this marker. This marker is located where Bridge Street crosses the Truckee River.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsRoads & Vehicles
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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