Nevada March 14, 2018
The Stomach-Dropping Suspended Bridge You Can Only Find In Nevada
The best part of living in Nevada is stumbling across hidden gems that nobody else knows about. Wadsworth is a tiny community of around 800 people in the western portion of the state. Not a lot goes on in this little town, but it still has a few gems that are worth checking out. If you’re a bridge enthusiast, you’ll definitely want to visit to take a look at one of the few suspended bridges in the entire state. It may look pretty rickety, but it
should be safe to cross. Check it out.
Wadsworth is a quaint community located in Washoe County. Most people wouldn't say this is a popular tourist destination, but like any small town in Nevada it definitely has a few gems that are waiting to be uncovered.
Wadsworth was originally settled in 1841. It was a prominent railroad town during its heyday until the railroad moved 30 miles west in 1904. Since then, Wadsworth has remained pretty quiet. It's home to a few small businesses and ranches.
If you consider yourself a bridge enthusiast, you'll definitely want to plan a quick visit to the town. Here you'll find one of Nevada's only suspended bridges.
The bridge certainly looks a little rickety. It's made of what it appears to be steel wire and is held up by short timber towers. There isn't much information about why the bridge was built (nevermind
when it was built).
Once you take your first step you'll find that the bridge is actually pretty sturdy. However, a part of you is still prepared for the bottom to give out and plunge you into the Truckee River!
As you cross the bridge, you're treated with a pretty great view of the river below. Surrounded by lush greenery, it makes for an awesome spot to stop and have a picnic while enjoying the view.
While you're in Wadsworth, be sure to check out the steel railroad bridge located nearby. It also crosses the Truckee River and played an important role in the town's history.
The 212-foot long bridge was built in 1907 and was officially part of the Fernley Lassen Railroad Line. The line was abandoned in 1978, but the bridge is a fascinating reminder of Nevada's railroad industry. It's crazy to think that such an industry could be responsible for both the creation and the demise of many small towns, including Wadsworth.
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