Rainbow Bridge / Donner Summit Bridge, Truckee

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  • Rainbow Bridge is also known as Donner Summit Bridge and it is a part of Donner Pass Road. It provides nice view of Donner Lake, Truckee town and other areas. The bridge is spanning over a small... 
    Rainbow Bridge is also known as Donner Summit Bridge and it is a part of Donner Pass Road. It provides nice view of Donner Lake, Truckee town and other areas. The bridge is spanning over a small...  more »
  • I was unable to drive straight through to Donner Lake from Soda Springs because of road work, so I had to double-back. Still I was able to get to the viewpoint by this historic bridge on the Lincoln....  more
    I was unable to drive straight through to Donner Lake from Soda Springs because of road work, so I had to double-back. Still I was able to get to the viewpoint by this historic bridge on the Lincoln....  more »
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  • I've driven past here many times on I-80 and was told these were railroad covers. I decided to take a trip up here to see them and found the China Wall and the Rainbow Bridge along the way. I walked for about an hour and didn't make it through all of the tunnels, but they are pretty neat to see. The history of the tunnels, bridge and wall are all verily interesting. There are also history signs along the road to point out significant areas of the time.
  • Absolutely beautiful views 🤩😍 when we got there and got out of the car, people were climbing the rock wall, walked over to the view point and it was absolutely breath taking, the bridge was a favorite as well, love the architecture and it's fits the scene very well

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