Ribbon cutting Monday for Tahoe City Truckee River bridge

The Tahoe Transportation District released this photo of a new bridge crossing the Truckee River in Tahoe City.
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TAHOE CITY, Calif. (KOLO)-- A new bridge is unveiled Monday in North Lake Tahoe’s Tahoe City area and the public is invited.

The 153-foot bridge crosses the Truckee River just west of the Tahoe City Transit Center.

It is part of the $35 million California 89 realignment project, which also includes roundabouts on the south end of the realignment next to the Tahoe City Transit Center and on the north end near the Caltrans Maintenance Station.

The Federal Lands Access Program paid for 78 percent of the project. The rest came from Placer County and the Tahoe City Public Utility District.

Construction began in May 2017. The entire project, which includes replacing the 87-year-old Fanny Bridge, is expected to be finished in 2020.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 10 a.m. on Monday. People should arrived by 9:45 a.m. and park at the Tahoe City Transit Center in the 100 block of West Lake Boulevard in Tahoe City. The bridge is about a quarter of a mile from the transit center.

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The Tahoe Transportation District released this image of the project to add a new bridge at Tahoe City and repair an older bridge.