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Friday, May 11, 2012

Have you walked over the bridge...Great views of the Hoover / Boulder Dam.

Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
The bridge is silhouetted against the sky with the Colorado river far below
The bridge as seen from the Hoover Dam
Official name Mike O'Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge
Other name(s) Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge
Carries US 93.svg U.S. Route 93
Crosses Colorado River
Locale Lake Mead National Recreation Area,
Clark County, Nevada –
Mohave County, Arizona
Maintained by Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)
Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT)
Designer T. Y. Lin International
Design concrete-steel composite arch bridge
Total length 1,900 feet (579 m)[1]
Longest span 1,060 ft (320 m)[1]
Clearance below 900 ft (270 m)[1][a]
Construction begin February 14, 2005
Construction end October 14, 2010[2]
Construction cost $240 million
Opened October 16, 2010 (to pedestrians);[2] October 19, 2010 (regular traffic)[3]
Daily traffic 15,000
Coordinates 36°0′45″N 114°44′29″W

Above is from Wikipedia 

See also A Modern Day Marvel


Brian Rosa Hernandez COM 101 4044 said...

yeah for some reason you cant go on it after 10 pm but me and my family did it anyway. pretty cool but not worth getting arrested for lol.

Anonymous said...

To be 100% honest i am Deathly affraid of hieghts and just looking at that picture and the ground level below with the rushing water makes my stomach turn haha i will pass maybe drive over it but i could never walk. I can barely stand at the slanted windows that are at the top of the Stratosphere
Sarah Lindekugel com 101 sec. 4049

Glubis Valdivieso said...

man i haven't walked over it yet, but i really want to though it looks awesome.

Anonymous said...

It really is an amazing sight from the bridge. To think all this man made!
Brent Wilson
Com101 4080

Anonymous said...

Its pretty cool walking across. Its also cool to go down into the dam and take their tour.

Chris Wynn 4044

Anonymous said...

I walked through it. It's really incredible. If you haven't done so yet, make a trip. It's worth it.

Erin Penman
Sec. 4080

Anonymous said...

During my 3 hour break between classes on Mondays, I sometimes go to the Hoover Dam on my bike and enjoy the view!

Alberto Sayson
Com101 4080

Anonymous said...

I am also afraid of heights but walking across the bridge isn't that bad at all. The view overcompensates for the fear. It is absolutely stunning and definitely worth going to. It is a fun little get away to have so closely to us.

Taylor Bishop
Com 101

Anonymous said...

I have a fear of heights and bridges as well. I could never walk over it. I did drive over it but I hypervenilated the whole way. It is a pretty view from what I could see/focus on in the moment.

Jaimie Kurtz
Com 101 4080

Anonymous said...

Wow it's incredible what they're able to do with modern technology!

By Daisy Mayorga

Anonymous said...

I have not yet, but I do need to (: I love high heights!
-Johana Mayorquin HUM/114-