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Did you know? How did this Tahoe City bridge get its name?

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The 80-year-old Fanny Bridge in Tahoe city ” named for the view of pedestrians leaning over the edge ” is in its last stage of life. Engineers predict the bridge has roughly 10 years of viability left it in.

Roughly 15,600 cars travel across Fanny Bridge on an average day; during peak times that number increases to 26,500. According to Caltrans’ regulations, most two-lane roads can handle up to 12,000 cars per day.

According to a traffic study completed by LSC Consultants, 500 pedestrians and cyclists travel across the bridge every hour during the summer.

“Pedestrians are what’s causing the traffic congestion,” said Jennifer Hannum, TRPA associate transportation planner. “We need to get the pedestrians out of the way.”


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