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Perrine Bridge, Twin Falls

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
The I. B. Perrine Bridge at Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, is a truss arch four-lane bridge carrying U.S. Highway 93 over the Snake River Canyon. Perrine Bridge is approximately 1500ft long and 486ft above the Snake River. The elevation of the road deck is approximately 3600ft above sea level. The bridge serves as the Twin Falls area's main link to Jerome County and Interstate 84.Originally named the Twin Falls-Jerome Intercounty Bridge, a steel cantilever bridge was opened to traffic in September 1927, and at the time, was the highest bridge in the world. The privately financed $650,000 structure was originally a toll bridge, but the tolls were eliminated in 1940 after the bridge was purchased by the state of Idaho.By the early 1970s, the original bridge was outdated and unable to handle heavy loads and required replacement. Construction on the current bridge began in May 1973 and was completed in July 1976 at a cost of $9,700,000, and the original cantilever bridge to the west was disassembled.The bridge is named for I. B. Perrine, who spearheaded the early 20th century irrigation projects in the Magic Valley region and is largely credited as the main founder of Twin Falls.
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  • I've been to this outlook many times I've the years. It's beautiful most of the time... albeit windy at times. The visitor center nearby is worth a look too. 
  • Nice view over the brigde and valley. Also had an interesting shop/museum next to it. Nice place for turist to stop. 
  • We slept in a motel in Eden 10 min away from here because we wanted to see the view in the morning. Got here at about 6am, and got a spectacular view. 
  • Cool bridge, lots of people base jump from the bridge. They are almost jumping every day. Also there is a River below it. Lot if kayaking, boating, jet skiing during the summer. Golf course near by
  • This was a nice stop to see this bridge. We saw a base jumper while we were there. The view of the Snake river and the gorge is spectacular.
  • Wonderful views of the canyon. Nice areas and scenic overlooks of the area.
  • It's amazing, the jumpers were awsome great place to go
  • Great sightseeing! It is super fun to walk across the bridge and get a killer view of the canyon and the river, as well as the base jumpers! There are also good trails around to walk on and be sure to check out the new visitors center.
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