Perrine Memorial Bridge (03/10/2002) The first Perrine Memorial Bridge was open in 1927. It towered 475 feet above the Snake River Canyon, and was the highest bridge in existence at the time. The old bridge was replaced in 1974 with this new two lane bridge.
Paul Petzoldt, Mountain Climbing (03/10/2002) Paul Petzoldt, mountain climber, learned beginning skills not far from this spot. His family's farm was nearby. About 1915, age 8 or 9, he first climbed down and up by himself. Paul died in 1999 at the age of 91.
Snake River Valley (03/10/2002) There are some interesting communities in the bottom of the canyon.
View Area (03/10/2002) A nice little view area. There is no way that you can visit Twin Falls without taking the time to walk around the bridge.
Stairs (03/10/2002) The stairway between the parking lot and view area.
BASE Jumpers (03/10/2002) The Twin Falls bridge is a popular destination for Base Jumpers. If you see a person walking out on the bridge with a back pack you should run and get ready to take some pictures. I wasn't in an ideal spot here.
BASE Jumper (03/10/2002) A second shot of a Twin Falls BASE jumper.
BASE Jumpers (03/10/2002) The jumpers only get a few seconds of glide time before they land on the side of the river.
View Area (03/10/2002) The view areas around the Twin Falls bridge are made of igneous rock surrounding the area.
Snake River (03/10/2002) The Snake River Canyon near Twin Falls.
Bridge Span (03/10/2002) As I recall, this is the Veterans Memorial Bridge. If you are visiting Twin Falls, you will want take the full loop and see both bridges spanning the canyon.
Shoshone Falls Park (03/10/2002) The Shoshone fall parks is a few miles east of Twin Falls. Although it is a fee park, there was no one to collect money in the winter.
Snake River (03/10/2002) Looking down the Snake River from Twin Falls Overlook
Twin Falls, Idaho sits on the rim of the Snake River gorge. It is in the center of the Snake River Planes, which is one of the richest agricultural valleys in the United States. The town also attracts attention from tourists who want to stop an visit scenic Twin Falls, and Shosone Falls.