The Incredible Construction of Hoover Dam Bridge

The Incredible Construction of Hoover Dam Bridge

The Mike O’Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge is an arch bridge in the United States that spans the Colorado River between the states of Arizona and Nevada. The bridge is located within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area approximately 30 miles (48 km) southeast of Las Vegas, Nevada, and carries U.S. Route 93 over the Colorado River.

Opened in 2010, it was the key component of the Hoover Dam Bypass project, which rerouted US 93 from its previous routing along the top of Hoover Dam and removed several hairpin turns and blind curves from the route.

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Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Dam information:

  • Hoover Dam was built after the 1930 Great Depression, the project was meant to provide jobs for thousands of unemployed Americans.
  • Dam type: Concrete gravity-arch dam
  • Top width: 45 ft. (14 m), Base width: 660 ft. (200 m)
  • Height: 726 ft.  (230 m), Length: 1245 ft. (380 m)
  • Construction began in 1931 and ended in 1936
  • Cost: $49 million
  • Reservoir: 28,537,000 Acre ft. (35,200 Kilo cubic meter)
  • Power annual generation: 4.2 Billion kWh
  • Hoover Dam is a popular tourist site – annually visited by more than a million people
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Hoover Dam Bridge - new

The original name for the bridge was “Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge”

Now officially called: Mike O’Callaghan – Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge

Mike O’Callaghan – (Sept. 10, 1929 – Mar. 5, 2004) Joined the Marines at sixteen, 1952 he lost part of his left leg in the battle of Korean War, 1971 to 1979 was Governor of Nevada, later he was the Executive Editor at the Las Vegas Sun newspaper.

Tillman Killey – (Born Nov. 6, 1976) A famous NFL football player from Arizona, he gave up his well-paid job and joined the army. He was killed by friendly fire in Afghanistan on April 22, 2004.

Hoover Dam Bridge - new
Bridge technical information:

  • Designed by T. Y. Lin International (林同棪)
  • Bridge length: 1900 ft. (580 m)
  • Arch span: 1060 ft. (320 m)
  • Bridge width: Four lane highway
  • Bridge height: 840 ft. (263 m), 2nd height of U.S.
  • Bridge away from Hoover Dam: 1600 ft. (550 m)
  • Construction began on Feb. 2005 and completed on Oct.2010
  • Construction cost: $114 million
  • This is the first Concrete-and-steel composite arch bridge built in United States
  • Pedestrian access to the bridge is available for tourists
Hoover Dam Bridge - new

Source: David W.

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About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

Posted on November 24, 2014, in The world as i see it as a camper and who loves his country and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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