Future of the Center Street Bridge

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RENO (AP) - Local officials are considering a plan to replace a Downtown Reno bridge that was torn down and rebuilt nine years ago at a cost of about five million dollars.

Officials say the Center Street bridge may need to be replaced because it acts as a bottleneck during major floods and causes floodwaters to spread through downtown.

Reno Councilwoman Jessica Sferrazza acknowledges the city would face criticism replacing the bridge after only nine years of use. The city is moving ahead with plans to replace the other downtown bridges too.

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