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Hoover Dam Bridge

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  1. Hoover Dam Bridge

  2. Creeping closer, 900’ above the Colorado River, the two sides of a $160 million bridge at the Hoover Dam slowly takes shapeThe bridge will carry a new section of US Route 93 past the bottleneck of the old road which can be seen twisting & winding around & across the dam

  3. The road will be supported on two massive concrete arches that jut out of the rock faceThe arches are made of 53 sections, each 24’ long, that are cast on-site & are lifted in place using a high-wire crane strung between temporary steel pylons The arches will eventually measure more than 1,000’ across

  4. At the moment, the structure looks like a traditional suspension bridgeBut once the arches are complete, the suspending cables on each side will be removedExtra vertical columns will then be installed on the arches to carry the road

  5. The bridge known as the Hoover Dam bypass, is officially called the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial BridgeWork on the bridge started in 2005 and should finish next yearAn estimated 17,000 cars & trucks will cross it every day