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Payette River Bridge



Looking south. Note that the face of the near end of the bridge is angled relative to centerline of the road.

Photo taken by Karl Sweitzer in August 2008


BH Photo #124620


Street Views 


Through truss bridge over Payette River on US 95
Payette County, Idaho
Replaced by a new bridge in 2011
Built 1927, Replaced 2011
Riveted, skewed, two-span polygonal Warren through truss
Length of largest span: 191.9 ft.
Total length: 451.1 ft.
Deck width: 20.0 ft.
Vertical clearance above deck: 15.4 ft.
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.04139, -116.92611   (decimal degrees)
44°02'29" N, 116°55'34" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
11/505919/4876472 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
2154 ft. above sea level
Average daily traffic (as of 2008)
Inventory numbers
ID 18105 (Idaho bridge number)
BH 14946 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of September 2009)
Overall condition: Poor
Superstructure condition rating: Serious (3 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Poor (4 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 25.3 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • September 6, 2011: Updated by Michael Goff: Updated status
  • April 19, 2010: New Street View added by Nathan Holth
  • September 14, 2008: Updated by Karl Sweitzer: Add spans and elevation



Payette River Bridge
Posted September 7, 2011, by Craig Philpott (cphilpott [at] puc [dot] edu)

How disappointing to hear this one is gone. I do hope the rest of your tour was more successful.

Payette River Bridge
Posted September 7, 2011, by Michael Goff (michael [dot] goff [at] odot [dot] state [dot] or [dot] us)

I made a big swing through Eastern Oregon last weekend and dipped into Idaho and SE Washington a little in my bridge hunting travels.

I drove through this location hoping to get a couple of photos of my own but arrived just in time to see the finished deck pour on the new bridge. The old truss has been replaced and there is now no sign now that it ever existed.

On a side note, the southbound bridge at this location has one of the worst riding decks I have ever driven. Large potholes, exposed rebar and tons of cold patching. I hope IDT is planning on reparing this structure as well.

Payette River Bridge
Posted September 6, 2011, by Ben Tate

Was this bridge replaced(gone) or just bypassed?