Hansen Bridge Idaho Historical Site near Twin Falls, Idaho

Hansen Bridge Idaho Historical Site

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Visiting Shoshone Falls in Idaho? Veer over to check out the scenic outlook at The Hansen Bridge on your way there or back.

Prior to a steel high suspension bridge being constructed in this location in 1919, the only way to traverse the 16-mile river gorge was via rowboat. The $100,000, 900-foot bridge, was built 400 feet above the Snake River with 14 cables and could accommodate two lanes of traffic.

In 1966 the original bridge was replaced with the modern concrete bridge that you see today.

Hansen Bridge Idaho Historical Site near Twin Falls, Idaho
“Until 1919, when a high suspension bridge was completed here, this 16-mile long river gorge could be crossed only in a rowboat. With 14 cables, each more than 900 feet long, a $100,000 suspension bridge was wide enough to accommodate two lanes of farm wagons or early cars that had begun to gain popularity then. From its deck, nearly 400 feet above the Snake River, travelers had a spectacular view that still can be seen from its replacement, built in 1966.”
Hansen Bridge Idaho Historical Site near Twin Falls, Idaho
Hansen Bridge Idaho Historical Site near Twin Falls, Idaho
Hansen Bridge Idaho Historical Site near Twin Falls, Idaho
Hansen Bridge Idaho Historical Site near Twin Falls, Idaho
Hansen Bridge Idaho Historical Site near Twin Falls, Idaho
Hansen Bridge Idaho Historical Site near Twin Falls, Idaho
Hansen Bridge Idaho Historical Site near Twin Falls, Idaho
Hansen Bridge Idaho Historical Site near Twin Falls, Idaho
Hansen Bridge Idaho Historical Site near Twin Falls, Idaho

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Hansen Bridge Idaho Historical Site

Address: ID-50, Hansen, ID 83334
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible


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Visiting Shoshone Falls in Idaho? Veer over to check out the scenic outlook at The Hansen Bridge on your way there or back.  Prior to a steel high suspension bridge being constructed in this location in 1919, the only way to traverse the 16-mile river gorge was via rowboat. The $100,000, 900-foot bridge, was built 400 feet above the Snake River with 14 cables and could accommodate two lanes of traffic.  #RoadTrip #IdahoRoadTrip #IdahoRoadTripBucketLists #ThingsToDoInIdaho
Visiting Shoshone Falls in Idaho? Veer over to check out the scenic outlook at The Hansen Bridge on your way there or back.  Prior to a steel high suspension bridge being constructed in this location in 1919, the only way to traverse the 16-mile river gorge was via rowboat. The $100,000, 900-foot bridge, was built 400 feet above the Snake River with 14 cables and could accommodate two lanes of traffic.  #RoadTrip #IdahoRoadTrip #IdahoRoadTripBucketLists #ThingsToDoInIdaho

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Val is the founder and head road tripper at Silly America. Having grown up near Berwyn's famed car kabob, The Spindle, and a restaurant with a cow on its roof, her fascination with roadside attractions started early. Today, Val has visited over 300 roadside attractions across 31 states and is constantly on the lookout for the next BIG thing!

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