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Near Hansen in Twin Falls County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Hansen Bridge

 
 
Hansen Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 15, 2010
1. Hansen Bridge Marker
Inscription. Until 1919, when a high suspension bridge was completed here, this 16-mile long river gorge could be crossed only in a rowboat. With 14 cables, each more than 900 feet long, a $100,000 suspension bridge was wide enough to accommodate two lanes of farm wagons or early cars that had begun to gain popularity then. From it's deck, nearly 400 feet above Snake River, travelers had a spectacular view that still can be seen from it's replacement, built in 1966.
 
Erected by Idaho Transportation Department and Idaho Historical Society. (Marker Number 393.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 42° 33.94′ N, 114° 18.04′ W. Marker is near Hansen, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker can be reached from State Highway 50 0.3 miles north of County Road E3900N, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hansen ID 83334, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ancient Lake Bonneville (within shouting distance of this marker); The Desert Bloomed (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Creek Station
Hansen Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 15, 2010
2. Hansen Bridge Marker
(approx. 2.2 miles away); Shoshone Falls (approx. 5.5 miles away); Shoshone Falls Project (approx. 5.6 miles away); Caldron Linn (approx. 6.6 miles away); Hunt (Camp) (approx. 6.7 miles away); Prehistoric Hunters (approx. 6.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hansen.
 
More about this marker. Marker and bridge may be viewed at the Hansen Overlook at the southwest end of the bridge.
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
1966 Hansen Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, September 15, 2010
3. 1966 Hansen Bridge
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 373 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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