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Fanny Bridge

Tahoe City, CA 96145, USA
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A historical bridge in Lake Tahoe Tahoe City California United States

A historical bridge in Lake Tahoe

The almost century-old Fanny bridge in Tahoe City received its name (supposedly) from all the fannies that were visible to passers by when people stared at the blue-green waters. The traffic on the bridge is thick and while the bridge is quite narrow at the Wye intersection.

The bridge is the only outlet of Lake Tahoe into Truckee River, and the waters have a distinct aquamarine blue/teal green quality to them as they gush through the dam.

Tahoe City itself is a charming town to wander in, eat brunch and drink craft beer: the bridge makes it all the more special. The bridge is near the classic Gatekeeper's Museum which houses Washoe Indian baskets, and overlooks a small inlet which is a peaceful area to practice your Stand Up Paddleboarding skills, especially if you're a beginner (there are no wakes).

As the bridge nears its 100th birthday, it received funds from the Federal Government for a much-needed makeover.

My most favorite aspect of the bridge was seeing the trout, ducks and other aquatic wildlife in what seemed like Technicolor. Everything here --from the waters to the skies --sparkle.