Recently we enjoyed an overnight trip to Twin Falls, Idaho, home to three waterfalls:
- Shoshone Falls — known as “Niagara Falls of the West”
- Pillar Falls — 1.5 miles upstream from Perrine Bridge pictured below
- Twin Falls — the city’s namesake
Twin Falls became the center of national attention in September 1974 when daredevil Evel Knievel attempted to jump the Snake River Canyon in a specially modified rocket cycle—a perfect segue for “water under the bridge;” an idiom cliche used to refer to something that’s over, done, and not given much thought.
A similar phrase “much water has passed under the bridge since…” works equally well. Forty-two years have passed since Evel’s failed attempt, and trillions of gallons of water have flowed under the Perrine Bridge.
How much water has passed under your bridge?