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Truckee Legacy Trail phase eyed for Aug. opening (w/ video)

Staff report

A still image from a time lapse video showing the bridge's construction.

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Crews continue to work to complete a new section of the Truckee River Legacy Trail in time to open this summer.

A 150-foot-long bridge was recently installed over Martis Creek for Phase 3B. The bridge was transported to the site in three pieces, and a crane was used to put the bridge together and set it in place.

A time-lapse video recently uploaded by the town of Truckee shows the bridge being installed; you can view it by clicking here.

The bridge's design and weathered steel material was chosen to minimize impacts the project may have on the adjacent Truckee Ice Company site (the company operated from 1885-1898).

The Phase 3B portion of the trail should open to the public early next month, according to the town.

In April, Truckee Town Council approved an early completion cash incentive for the 2.2-mile section, which will run between west of Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency plant to the Glenshire subdivision.

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Upon completion, the Truckee River Legacy Trail will be about five miles long, with two more phases planned to complete the connection between Donner Memorial State Park and Glenshire.