- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Half of the 110-year-old iconic Virginia Street Bridge has been demolished as part of an $18.2 million project to help with the regions overall flood control.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (https://on.rgj.com/1ej7A4E ) that the complete tear-down of the bridge was expected to ake about a total of two months. It’s expected to be completed and open to traffic by May.

Known as the “Wedding Ring Bridge,” it became a symbol of Reno as the “Divorce Capital of the World” until other states relaxed their laws in the 1960s.

The legend of women walking a block from the courthouse to the bridge over the Truckee River dates to the 1920s.

Photographs and Hollywood movies depict the scenes - the most famous with Marilyn Monroe in the 1961 film “The Misfits.”

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, https://www.rgj.com

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