Rock Creek Bridge Ground Breaking

Twin Falls


By Benito Baeza

Indeed many people were happy that a project that had been sitting on the back burner for years is finally taking off.

Twin Falls Mayor Lance Clow said "i didn't think it get here quite this quick, with the stimulus money it moved the project up."
With the help from the federal government the 26.6 million dollar project began with the lift of a dozen shovels.
Governor Otter said the state looked at a number of projects that had been ready to go, but added more criteria to weed out which ones would actually begin.
"not only is it project ready but is it project worthy we weren't simply going to be spending money to be spending money."
The project is aimed at routing truck traffic around Twin Falls avoiding congestion and making it safer, plus boosting Idaho’s infrastructure.
The entire fill in will come out and returned to its natural state. Looking something like this when the first steel and wood bridge span across Rock Creek Canyon, before it burned down in the late 70's.
In just a couple weeks those who travel on 4100 will need find a different way in and out of Twin Falls.
Nathan Jerke with the Idaho Transportation Department says "the big road closure here at the rock creek crossing for the brand new bridge here about the 1st of October."

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