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Peyton

The Snake River bridge, today called Central Ferry Bridge, is a steel span that straddles the river, which is very wide at this point. For many years prior to the completion of the bridge, a ferry operated by Robert L. Young connected Whitman and Garfield Counties. The existing bridge was constructed in 1968 to replace an earlier bridge before the reservoir behind Little Goose Dam filled.

Leaving the river, the tour winds up a steep, rocky grade, crosses Deadman Creek, again climbs until it reaches the summit of the grade, about 1,000 feet above the level of the river, and then winds downhill through wheat fields and range, where cattle and sheep graze.

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