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Idaho transportation agency presents river-crossing options

Posted at 8:15 AM, Nov 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 11:55:27-05

TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Officials from Jerome and Twin Falls counties in Idaho have announced plans to build a third rim-to-rim bridge over the Snake River connecting Twin Falls to the northern part of the state as the city continues to grow.

Currently, the I.B. Perrine Bridge and the Hansen Bridge are the only two bridges spanning the river within a 30-minute drive of Twin Falls, which has caused congestion and traffic delays.

The Idaho Transportation Department recently completed a study and identified options to reroute traffic around Twin Falls, including three possible river crossings options or rebuilding or widening the 44-year-old Perrine Bridge, which was built to last up to another 55 years.