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Dougtone:
Gribblenation goes to Idaho as we visit one of the two high bridges over the Snake River Canyon in the Twin Falls area. The Hansen Bridge, about 8 miles east of Twin Falls on ID 50, may be lesser known than the Perrine Bridge, but it is still impressive to see.

https://www.gribblenation.org/2020/11/idahos-hansen-bridge-over-snake-river.html

Dougtone:
The I.B. Perrine Memorial Bridge is the more well known of the bridges that spans over the Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho. Spanning some 486 feet above the Snake River, the Perrine Bridge draws comparisons to the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia. It's an impressive sight to see on US 93.

https://www.gribblenation.org/2020/11/idahos-perrine-memorial-bridge-over.html

nexus73:

--- Quote from: Dougtone on November 19, 2020, 05:01:14 AM ---The I.B. Perrine Memorial Bridge is the more well known of the bridges that spans over the Snake River Canyon in Twin Falls, Idaho. Spanning some 486 feet above the Snake River, the Perrine Bridge draws comparisons to the New River Gorge Bridge in West Virginia. It's an impressive sight to see on US 93.

https://www.gribblenation.org/2020/11/idahos-perrine-memorial-bridge-over.html

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It most certainly is!  I have caught it once and was surprised by the height and terrain. 

Rick

Kniwt:
The Idaho Statesman reports that ITD has withdrawn plans for a CFI on ID 44 in Eagle after public complaints.

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/local/traffic/article250146689.html

--- Quote ---State officials have scrapped plans to introduce an innovative traffic design at an intersection in Eagle after receiving negative public feedback, according to the Idaho Transportation Department.

Last month, construction crews began building an $8.9 million “half continuous flow intersection,” which would have rearranged the route of left-turning traffic from Idaho 44 onto Eagle Road. Unlike a standard intersection, the new traffic pattern would have shifted left-turning vehicles to the opposite side of the road before reaching the intersection, allowing opposing traffic to flow at the same time.

... “There was a lot of feedback during that period last month and there were a lot of questions,” Vincent Trimboli, communications manager for ITD, told the Statesman. “We just didn’t feel like this was the right time and the right situation to put the displaced left-turn configuration into place.”

The more traditional layout is expected to cost roughly the same as the scrapped design, ITD said, and it predicts peak delays will be 60 seconds at the new intersection, whereas current wait times can be as long as 118 seconds. The peak continuous flow delays were expected to be just 46 seconds.

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andy3175:
Unusual accident and rescue on Interstate 84 at the Malad Gorge bridge... everyone survived, and the truck was back onto the Interstate safely.

https://cowboystatedaily.com/2021/03/16/couple-dogs-left-dangling-over-100-ft-gorge-when-pickup-truck-loses-control-on-bridge/


--- Quote --- A driver of a pickup truck pulling a 30-foot trailer lost control of his vehicle on Monday while driving across the Malad Gorge Bridge on Interstate 84 in southern Idaho.

It just so happens that the Malad Gorge bridge is appropriately named as the gorge beneath it reaches a depth of about 100 feet.
The truck plunged off the bridge but stayed connected to the trailer by the safety chain, which kept the vehicle from dropping onto the gorge.

The two people and the two dogs were left dangling over the gorge for hours.

All survived the ordeal due to what’s being called a “heroic rescue” by the Gooding County (Utah) Sheriff’s Office and the Magic Valley Paramedics Special Operations Rescue Team (SORT).

Soon after deputies arrived, they connected more chains to the vehicle so it wouldn’t break away from the trailer and plunge into the canyon.

Then the emergency responders showed up and did what they do: out-of-the-ordinary rescues.

“SORT members were able to rappel down to the dangling pickup truck and attached a harness to each victim allowing rescuers to raise each to safety,” a spokesman for the rescue team said. (Yes, that means the dogs too).


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