Perrine Bridge lane restrictions expected next week for regular inspection

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) – Drivers may experience delays and congestion Monday through Wednesday as the Perrine Bridge undergoes its biennial bridge safety inspection.


The 40-year-old Perrine Bridge is inspected every 24 months to assess several elements of the structure, including the driving surface, steel superstructure, condition of concrete foundations, roadway approaches and expansion joints, according to an Idaho Transportation Department news release.

Monday, drivers can expect some short-term closures for inspector access on the northbound side of the bridge. On Tuesday and Wednesday, the outside lane will be closed, one side each day, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. as inspectors use a reach-all bucket truck to examine the underside of the bridge deck.

There will be a 14-foot width restriction in effect during work hours. The pedestrian walk ways will also have restricted use on Tuesday and Wednesday on the corresponding side of the lane closure.

Drivers are urged to be cautious when crossing the bridge, and watch for crew members and equipment. ITD appreciates the patience and cooperation of those driving through the work zone.

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