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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eliminated in 1940 after the bridge was purchased by the state of Idaho.By the early 1970s, the original bridge was outdated and unable to handle heavy loads and required replacement.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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  • A must see! All year round its quite a sight! Great stop areas in either direction. It's free. Great leg strecher. Stay a few minutes or take a nice leisurely walk. Wonderful shopping for everything a...  more »
  • An engineering master piece. It is well work the time to stop and walk on the bridge and the trails that go under the bridge. 
  • View is not something you get to see everyday. We were there on a COLD windy morning. Very clean and viewpoint well designed. 
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  • Awesome bridge, luckily we happend across it just before several people based jumped off of it. We pulled over to the viewing area and watched. It was quite thrilling.
  • One of the best places I have ever visited. We drive by totally by accident and stopped for the beautiful view. It's a must to visit place in twin falls .
  • Great views from under the bridge of the Snake River. WINDY ! One thing that the parking lot could use.....some trash pickup! All the cans were overflowing and there was rubbish all around. Yucky.
  • 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.