Open house next Wednesday to share plans to replace the US-30 Dry Creek Bridge

A truck crosses an old bridge near Murtaugh

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) invites the public to attend an open house next Wednesday to share input on the replacement of the Dry Creek Bridge located on U.S. Highway 30.

Originally built in the 1930s, the existing bridge is a two-lane structure that crosses Dry Creek just north of Murtaugh Lake. Proposed plans include updating the guardrail and widening the shoulders, as well as building the new bridge in the same spot or shifting the structure slightly to the north or the south. The department is also seeking comment on ways to preserve historical aspects of the bridge.

The open house will run from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on October 11 in the Murtaugh High School Cafeteria at 500 Boyd Street. An online option will be available at from October 11 to October 18 to give members of the public who cannot attend in person a chance to participate.

“The bridge has served the community for nearly 100 years and is nearing the end of its lifespan,” ITD Project Manager Brent Brumfield said. “It is important that we preserve the history of the bridge while ensuring the public can cross Dry Creek safely.”

The bridge is scheduled for replacement in 2026. For more information, or to participate in the online open house, visit