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Las Vegas : NV : USA | Oct 14, 2010 at 9:46 AM PDT
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Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

A towering bypass bridge high above the Colorado River near Hoover Dam is set to begin usage after nearly eight years and $240 million worth of work.

The 1,900-foot engineering wonder perched 890 feet above the water is expected to drastically cut travel time along the main route between Las Vegas and Phoenix, as motorists will no longer have to make their way across the dam and its security checkpoints at a snail's pace.

The bridge is named for former Nevada Gov. Mike O'Callaghan and Pat Tillman, the former NFL player who quit the Arizona Cardinals to join the Army Rangers and died in Afghanistan under friendly fire.

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  • Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Dedicated

      NAZ Today
    NAZ Today)  This morning, officials from Arizona and Nevada sat high above the deep canyon downstream from the Hoover Dam for a very special ceremony...NAZ Today was there, 890 feet above the Colorado River, for the dedication ceremony. Videographer:...
  • Hoover Dam bridge opens Southwest route

      United Press International
    A 1,900-foot bridge rising 890 feet above the Colorado River has eliminated a 75-mile detour around the Hoover Dam. "This majestic bridge is the longest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere," U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Thursday in...
  • National Spotlight On Hoover Dam Bridge

    The opening of the Hoover Dam bypass bridge will mark the start of a new era. After more than five years of construction and two decades of planning, the finishing touches are being completed on what is now one of the tallest bridges in North America.
  • Thousands walk new bridge

      Las Vegas Review-Journal / Sun
    Thousands of people Saturday took advantage of a rare opportunity to stroll across the new Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge, which is not yet open for vehicle traffic...The dam and the bridge 1,500 feet down-river are seen here in a rare...
  • New wonder of the world'

      The Journal Gazette
    Associated Press Lark Gould of Los Angeles takes photos Tuesday of Hoover Dam and the newly completed bypass bridge from a raft on the Colorado River...A soaring bridge that will let drivers bypass Hoover Dam and steer clear of its security...
  • Soaring Hoover Dam bypass bridge finally complete

      Seattle Times
    The 1,900-foot engineering wonder perched 890 feet above the Colorado River is expected to drastically cut travel time along the main route between Las Vegas and Phoenix, as motorists will no longer have to make their way across the dam's winding two-...

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