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Perrine Bridge, Twin Falls

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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eliminated in 1940 after the bridge was purchased by the state of Idaho.By the early 1970s, the original bridge was outdated and unable to handle heavy loads and required replacement.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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  • August 13, 2017
    Extremely not-spectacular while driving over it. The best part is the canyon rim trail that runs either way along the canyon. We were there on a Sunday, plenty of people around but never felt busy. Yo...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    We made this unexpected stop on our way to Twin Falls and let me tell you I was impressed. The views are beyond amazing. There were base jumpers that day on the bridge so we had the extra entertainmen...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    We were on vacation and just happen to cross the bridge the day before. When we were at the motel we looked it up on the internet and saw this. We decided to check it out and it was breathtaking.  more »
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  • June 8, 2017
    Great experience to walk across the pedestrian part of the bridge to see incredible views of the canyon and river below. The whole family enjoyed it.
  • June 25, 2017
    Great experience and walk! The bridge and river are impressive. The jumpers are sick...
  • March 15, 2017
    The park was in acceptable condition when I went there. The walking route inside the park is rather short; although some people may prefer walking uphill-downhill towards the top of the cliff to make it more challenging. The dust from the cars running along the road may prove bothersome as well. Other than that, you can see the magnificent bridge all the way from below the cliff, which is very memorable.
  • April 10, 2017
    this little park is a great way to stretch and see the canyon and the bridge it self. very clean with a nice visitor center. small area but worth it.
  • June 6, 2017
    Base Jumping off the bridge is a great sight to watch Best view is from the bridge

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