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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eliminated in 1940 after the bridge was purchased by the state of Idaho.By the early 1970s, the original bridge was outdated and unable to handle heavy loads and required replacement.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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  • The visitor center on the southwest side of the bridge is a perfect place to park for fabulous views of the 486' high bridge and the Snake River below. There are exhibits about the history of the brid...  more »
  • As you coming into Twin Falls from the north the first thing you get to see is this bridge and the amazing views of the canyon. There is a visitor center just as you reach the southern end of the brid...  more »
  • I often go to the bridge to enjoy the sights. It is beautiful, especially at sun set. The trail along the canyon provides great photo opportunities. It is very relaxing.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Great experience and walk! The bridge and river are impressive. The jumpers are sick...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Base Jumping off the bridge is a great sight to watch Best view is from the bridge

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