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Points of Historic Interest in Washoe County

Crystal Peak Toll Bridge 28 February 2008
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Crystal Peak Toll Bridge
Built 1860
Replaced 1867, 1906, 1928
Northwest of Verdi

Crystal Peak Toll Bridge

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 River destroyed the bridge. In 1928, the bridge was replaced with the present single span Parker truss bridge.

Dedicated August 10, 1985 Chief Truckee Chapter No. 3691 E Clampus Vitus

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