Unique Bridges of the West - Photography by Donald Pash
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Rainbow Bridge

I captured this scenic, historic bridge in the Idaho Mountains. The North Fork Payette River Bridge near Smith Ferry, Idaho is an old reinforced concrete arch bridge built in 1933. Known as Rainbow Bridge, it is significant as the longest single-span arch bridge in Idaho. It remains today as a substantial achievement reflecting leading-edge bridge engineering at the time and shows a conscious effort to maintain the picturesque natural setting.​

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