Guffey Bridge

Guffey bridge in black & white

Guffey Bridge is on the Snake River, between Walter's Ferry and Celebration Park. (East of Highway 45)

Cort Conley in Idaho for the Curious writes that the bridge was built in 1897 by Colonel William Dewey. Dewey, a mining promoter, organized the Boise, Nampa, and Owyhee Railroad which was to operate from Nampa to Silver City (Owyhee Co.). The rails got as far as Murphy (Owyhee Co.), south of the river, and trains ran that far in 1899, but the track was never completed. It carried livestock from Murphy north to Guffey for a time.






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