The I.B. Perrine Bridge-Twins-Twin Falls, Idaho; USA

Brenda Dahl

Joined September 2008

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“The Twins.”- Designed and created by David Clemons of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho for “Idaho Commission on the Arts.”
The I.B. Perrine Bridge was built in 1927. “The bridge is named for Twin Falls pioneer I.B. Perrine, who is known for irrigation and electric power development in Idaho.”

“The bridge is one of the few places in the world used for B.A.S.E parachute and bungee jumping.”

“East of the bridge, is a large dirt ramp that Evil Knevil used for his unsuccessful 1974 attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon on his rocket-powered cycle. Nearly 20,000 people, including 200 reporters, watched the cycle, powered by 5,000 pounds of thrust lift off the ramp at 350 mph. A malfunction caused the drogue chute to open prematurely, while the cycle was still on the ramp. Before the main chute opened, Knevil climbed 1000 feet above the ramp. Then the cycle, with Evel in it, fell to the rocks 470 feet below the rim. Knevil suffered facial cuts, minor bruises and major disparagement.”

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