Twin Falls in Twin Falls County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
Perrine Memorial Bridge
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".
I. B. Perrine
1861 - 1942
This bridge was dedicated by Mrs. I. B. Perrine October 1, 1927.
“How excellent is a giantís dream”
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 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. 6Ĺ 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 •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 515 times since then and 24 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, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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