Thursday, August 12, 2010


For a person who knows nothing about engineering, never built anything or don't know how to use any tools, I just could not stop talking about Hoover Dam. I thanked my husband for his suggestion that we included a visit to this wonderful marvel structure. It was definitely one of the highlights of our recent westward road trip.
These are photos of the Bypass Bridge showing its near completion stage. I already have plans for a visit in the near future.
From this angle, the Bypass Bridge looks like the St. Louis Gateway Arch has been moved and placed here high above the Colorado River.
Construction for the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge, on the Arizona and Nevada approaches began in 2002. According to the official website, it should be completed by the late 2010.
Here is what I found from the official website,, "Construction of the Colorado River Bridge is advancing on the 1,060 foot twin-rib concrete arch. The Colorado River Bridge is the central portion of the Hoover Dam Bypass Project. Construction on the nearly 2,000 foot long bridge began in late January 2005 and the completion of the entire Hoover Dam Bypass Project is expected in Late 2010. When completed, this signature bridge will span the Black Canyon (about 1,500 feet south of the Hoover Dam), connecting the Arizona and Nevada Approach highways nearly 900-feet above the Colorado River. Use the web cam icon to the left, to see real-time images of construction on the bridge! Visit the What's New and Construction Activities pages for more details on how this project is advancing."

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