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Perrine Bridge, Twin Falls

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The I. B. Perrine Bridge is four-lane truss arch span in the western United States. Located at Twin Falls, Idaho, it carries U.S. Highway 93 over the Snake River Canyon, connecting to Jerome County and Interstate 84.

The Perrine Bridge is approximately 1,500 feet (457 m) in total length, with a main span of 993 feet (303 m) and a deck height of 486 feet (148 m) above the Snake River it is the eighth highest bridge in the United States. The elevation above sea level for the bridge deck is approximately 3,600 feet (1,100 m).

The bridge is named for I. B. Perrine (1861–1943), who spearheaded the early 20th century irrigation projects in the Magic Valley region and is largely credited as the main founder of Twin Falls; a statue of Perrine is at the visitors' center at the south end of the bridge.
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  • Not only is the Perrine Bridge a nice feat of engineering, it's also a great place to watch BASE jumpers do their thing (or do it yourself, I suppose). The adjacent Twin Falls Visitor Center is also.....  more »
  • The landscape surrounding the bridge is very scenic. The Visitor Center, parking lot, and Canyon Rim Trail are all right by the bridge. We were able to watch three base jumpers jump from the bridge...  more »
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  • This is a beautiful bridge (underneath)! As we were driving over it we saw a couple of base jumpers on the bridge. We stopped in the scenic outlook parking and walked down to the steps. The gorge is GORGEOUS!! Beautiful waterfalls, rocks, river! So glad we stopped for a few minutes to enjoy it.
  • Visitor center with good information and recommendations. Beautiful valley with Snake River belie Perrine Memorial Bridge. Easy access free parking with a walk out vantage point of the bridge. Worth the stop if only to Chronicle the Perrine Memorial Bridge.

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