Plantation Island Bridge Restoration Project

2017 Boise River flood damage to embankment on the Plantation Island

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In 2017, due to extreme flood waters of the Boise River, the Plantation Island Bridge was removed.  The flood water caused extensive damage to the structure.

We are now raising $75,000 to restore the bridge and the path.

We need your help to raise the funds to restore the bridge

Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands is a tax-exempt by the IRS under Section 501(c)(3).  Your donation is tax deductible.

Bridge Restoration Project  

The overall project is expected to cost between $160,000 and $200,000 for grouting abutments, restoring the island, rip-rap protection of the embankment, repairing the pathway and restoring the bridge.

FEMA has issued a reimbursement grant to the Idaho Foundation, through the Idaho Office of Emergency Management.  The award is for 75% of the estimated project.  Once the repair is done and paid for, FEMA will reimburse the Idaho Foundation for the repair work.

We need to raise $75,000 to begin the repair project this winter.

Work in the Boise River, of this type, is limited to low water flows.  Once irrigation season is over, and snow accumulation begins, the Boise River drops to about 400 cfs (cubic feet per second). This flow lasts until February or March, when the Corps of Engineers begin to release water from the three dam complex for flood control.  This leaves us with a short window this winter to accomplish the project this year.

For more information:

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Timeline and Restoration

History

Fundraising for the Bridge Project

Press Release

Good News Email

Boise Weekly News

The Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands, private nonprofit and nongovernmental, has worked to protect outdoor resources. The foundation has handled more than $12,000,000 in assets and our administrative budget has never been more than one percent of our asset base. Begun in 1972, the Idaho Foundation for Parks and Lands is the oldest land trust in Idaho.

 

April 3, 2017 the bridge was removed for safety reasons

Flooding on the Boise River caused erosion of the embankments and pathway of the Greenbelt Bridge near the Plantation Islands near Boise and Garden City. April 3, 2017 a hired crane removed the bridge from the embankments when concern rose that the bridge structure could fail and the bridge could fall or be swept downstream.

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