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

Perrine Memorial Bridge

 
 
Perrine Memorial Bridge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Syd Whittle
1. Perrine Memorial Bridge Marker
Inscription.
Lower marker:
The structure you now see spanning the Snake River Canyon was completed in July 1976 at a cost of $9,700,000. It is 1500 feet in length with the roadway approximately 480 feet above the Snake River. This arch structure replaced the truss bridge depicted in the above etching. The original structure, built as a toll facility in 1927 at a cost of $650,000, was purchased by the state of Idaho in 1940. The plaque above commemorates the May 31, 1940 dedication of the bridge to the memory of the late I. B. Perrine, "Father of the Twin Falls Tract".

Upper marker:
Perrine Memorial Bridge
Dedicated to
I. B. Perrine
1861 - 1942
Father of the Twin Falls tract, by whose effort and vision the mighty waters of the Snake were lifted, and the desert made to blossom as the rose.

This bridge was dedicated by Mrs. I. B. Perrine October 1, 1927.

“How excellent is a giantís dream”
Shakespeare

 
Erected 1927.
 
Location. 42° 35.911′ N, 114° 31.733′ W. Marker is in Twin Falls, Idaho, in Twin Falls County. Marker can be reached from Fillmore Street west of U.S. 93 when traveling
Perrine Memorial Bridge Dedication - Upper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
2. Perrine Memorial Bridge Dedication - Upper Marker
north. Touch for map. The markers are located at the Evil Kneivel Memorial Monument on the south side of the river. Marker is in this post office area: Twin Falls ID 83301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Evel Knievel (here, next to this marker); Ira Burton Perrine (approx. 3.8 miles away); Shoshone Falls (approx. 3.8 miles away); College of Southern Idaho (approx. 3.8 miles away); Emigrant Road (approx. 4.3 miles away); Shoshone Falls Project (approx. 6.4 miles away); a different marker also named Shoshone Falls (approx. 6.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Perrine Memorial Bridge. The Highestbridges.com website offers additional information with current and historical photos. Included are photos of the markers. (Submitted on February 23, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Perrine Memorial Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
3. Perrine Memorial Bridge
View of the Snake River Near the Bridge image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
4. View of the Snake River Near the Bridge
What may be the foundation of the original bridge can be seen in this view.
Snake River image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 26, 2009
5. Snake River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 452 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on February 23, 2013, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Close-up of the lower marker. • Wide area view of the markers and their surroundings. • Can you help?
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