Idaho - steve-coyle

Bridge over the River Salmon

This pack bridge was constructed in 1956 as a result of the tireless efforts of my great aunt Frances. Before the bridge was built, she and her husband ran Campbell's Ferry on this part of the Salmon River, but due to high water in the spring and winter conditions for much of the year, there was only a short window of opportunity that the ferry could be operated. Trying to cross by any other means was to take your life in your own hands. In 1994 this bridge, the only crossing of the Salmon River for over 40 miles in either direction, was dedicated to my great aunt. The Frances Zaunmiller Wisner Memorial Pack Bridge is in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. It connects 2 national forest (Nez Perce on the left, Payette on the right) and 2 time zones (Pacific on the left, Mountain on the right). It is also on the Idaho Centennial Trail that runs from Nevada to Canada.

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