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.
Planning an Idaho road trip? Be sure to check out our list of the best roadside attractions in Idaho.
Hansen Bridge Idaho Historical Site
Address: ID-50, Hansen, ID 83334
Cost: Free to See
Hours: Always Visible