Rainbow Bridge, Payette River (south), Idaho, USA

Rainbow Bridge over the North Fork of the Payette River (south view).  This bridge built in 1933 is the largest single-span (410 feet, 125m) arch structure in Idaho and is located between Horseshoe Bend and Smith's Ferry on Idaho State Highway 55.  Image taken June 8, 2012.

Copyright: Calvin K Mc Donald
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 19142x9571
Taken: 08/06/2012
Uploaded: 11/06/2012
Updated: 30/03/2015


Tags: idaho; river; payette; bridge
  • Katrin Thompson 8 months ago
    Actually the bridge is located between Smith's Ferry and Cascade on Idaho State Highway 55.
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