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October 17, 2010

Hoover Dam bridge is America’s newest wonder

The Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge rises 890 feet above the Colorado River.

By Sean Holstege The Arizona Republic

It stands like a sentinel, watching in the wind over one of America’s most treasured landmarks, the Hoover Dam.

When the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge opens to traffic later this week, it is expected to become an instant tourist attraction while providing a quicker, safer drive between Phoenix and Las Vegas.

It is perched 890 feet above the turquoise Colorado River, wedged between rock cliffs that form Black Canyon, with commanding views of Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.

HOOVER DAM BYPASS: Photos, videos and animation about the bridge

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One Comment
  1. October 17, 2010 9:35 PM

    A beautiful bridge and another target for terrorists. Instead of sending troops overseas we should be guarding our borders, harbors, and airports.

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